The application period for the 2013 Local Government Management Fellowship is open! Here’s what you need to know:
WHO? Students graduating by August 31, 2013, with MPA/MPP degrees from NASPAA member schools may apply for the 2013 Local Government Management Fellowship. The deadline for applications and all supplemental materials is December 10, 2012.
WHAT? This highly competitive career-development opportunity places fellows in a local government management-track position shaped by rotational assignments and direct mentorship under senior management.
WHY? Fellows develop real-world management skills while participating in meaningful and important local government projects and receive direct mentorship from senior local government managers.
Since the program launch in 2004, eight alumni Fellows have been hired as city and town managers, and many others are in senior positions in local government.
Here’s what current fellow, Samantha Timko of Fort Lauderdale, FL, has to say:
“What I hope to get out of it is continued development and insider knowledge from current city managers. We have gotten to meet managers on a more personal level and really understand what it means to be a city manager. Right now I am helping to put together a citywide vision for 2035. This fellowship solidifies my professional goals of working in local government.”
WHEN? The deadline for applications and all supplemental materials is December 10, 2012. Finalists will be notified of their status in February, 2013; local governments will begin interviews shortly thereafter. Once placed, assignments usually begin between June and September, 2013.
HOW? Apply online at http://icma.org/lgmf and go to the "Become a Fellow" tab no later than December 10, 2012.
If you would like more information, visit http://icma.org/lgmf or the Frequently Asked Questions page. You can also e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 202.962.3560. Please share this contact information with any local governments interested in hosting a 2013 Fellow.
Make a difference in local government. Apply for the 2013 Local Government Management Fellowship today!