San Francisco Fellows Program Application for Fiscal Year 2017-18
Thank you for your interest in applying to be a San Francisco Fellow for Fiscal January 31, 2017, 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time.
The mission of the San Francisco Fellows program is to foster community stewardship by preparing talented recent college graduates for future leadership roles in public service. The program is a unique and dynamic opportunity to learn about the City and County of San Francisco while gaining 11+ months of hands-on experience implementing programs and services. Over 100 Fellows have participated through the program's predecessor, City Hall Fellows, since 2009. While we review several factors, in order to be eligible, all participants will have to have completed their undergraduate degrees within the past 5 years, between May 2012 and June 2017. If you have met degree requirements but your BA or BS degree has not been conferred by June 30, 2017, your application will not be reviewed.
Please note that applications must be completed in a single sitting. Given this, we strongly recommend that you gather the following information in advance:
-> Your general contact information
-> Your current grade point average based on your unofficial transcript to date, and your grade point average in your major.
-> A pdf of your unofficial or official transcript (s)from all educational institutions from which you have received credit, to attach to the application
-> A single-page resume to attach to the application -- resumes beyond 1 page will not be reviewed
->The names, titles, and contact information for two people who will serve as references. Please note that the reference forms will be accepted online only, and the link to the form is provided on the San Francisco Fellows Program website. Family members, including extended family members, many not provide references. Applicants must forward this link to the people who will be providing references, and all references must be submitted no later than the January 31st application deadline.
-> Information about any prior employment experience you have had with the City and County of San Francisco, including job class, department, and dates of employment
-> A sample of your written non-fiction work, either from a work or school experience, no more than 1 page in length. An excerpt is fine.
All applicants must answer the following five essay questions:
-> Why would you like to be a San Francisco Fellow, and what do you hope to achieve in the Fellowship? (300 word limit) -> Why do you feel connected to San Francisco in particular? Why do you want to work here? (300 word limit) -> What kinds of programs and/or processes in local government would you like to learn more about, and why? (300 word limit) -> How is public administration work different from public policy work? -> Please describe an example of how you have helped others, such as through a volunteer experience, community work, or with your family. (300 word limit)
Please click the "Start" button to the right when you are ready to apply.