Capital City Fellows (CCF) is a program of the Mayor’s Office in Washington, D.C. A mayoral initiative, it attracts recent graduates of master’s degree programs in public administration, public policy, urban planning and related fields to work for the city of Washington, DC.
Candidates compete for 18-month fellowship appointments during which they may complete three six-month rotations in different city agencies, including: the Office of the Chief of Staff, Department of Human Resources, Office of Planning, Department of Transportation, Department of Health, Department of General Services, the District Department of the Environment, among many others.
In addition to on-the-job training in their host agencies, CC Fellows are given unique opportunities to meet with high-level city officials; participate in educational and professional development training and seminars; and the Individual Development Plan Self-Assessment. The program prepares Fellows to meet the challenges of local government public service and develops management talent for the city. Fellows begin their service in October of each year and are selected through a competitive application process.
CAREER STAGE: EARLY-MID
PLACEMENT DURATION: 18 MONTHS, STARTING IN OCTOBER EACH YEAR
LOCATION: WASHINGTON, DC
PLACEMENT HOSTS: LOCAL GOVERNMENT
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Usually in early May. Not yet announced for 2016.
For more information, see the city’s CCF website here or call or (202)442-9722.