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External Scholarships and Student Opportunities

The Levin College Office of Student and Enrollment Services (LCOSES) occasionally receives announcements of external scholarships and other opportunities of interest to Urban Affairs students and graduates. As announcements are received, they will be posted below. For more information about a particular opportunity, please contact the associated organization directly.

All items are posted for informational purposes only and at the discretion of LCOSES.  Postings may be denied or removed without notice. LCOSES makes no guarantee as to the completeness / correctness of the information listed below. For older postings please see the Opportunities archive.

Also see our Career Information and Internship listing pages. 


Opportunities

Posting Date: 11/19/19
Opportunity Title: 2020-2021 Housing Graduate Fellowship
Opportunity Type: Fellowship Opportunity
Company: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)

For the 2020-2021 program year (August 31, 2020 – May 28, 2021), CHCI is offering a selection of Graduate Fellowships to exceptional Latinos with advanced academic degrees from across the country. 

CHCI is seeking Graduate Fellows interested in housing. Recent placements for Housing Graduate Fellows have included:

  • The office of Representative Raúl Grijalva
  • U.S. House Committee on Appropriations, U.S. House Financial Services Committee, U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • The Urban Institute

Applicants are strongly encouraged to have a degree, work and/or volunteer experience related to housing issues and demonstrated leadership and passion for addressing housing issues faced by the Latino community. While no specific degrees are required, recent Housing Graduate Fellows have had degrees in Urban Planning, Regional Planning, Public Administration or Migration Studies.

2020-2021 Fellowship Program Dates: August 31, 2020 – May 28, 2021

Application Deadline: January 15, 2020

For more details about this position please click here. | Graduate Fellowship Program Flyer | Click here for Eligibility & Program Details.


Posting Date: 11/19/19
Opportunity Title: Public Policy Fellowship Program
Opportunity Type: Fellowship Opportunity
Company: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)

For the 2020-2021 program year (August 31, 2020 – May 28, 2021), CHCI is offering a selection of Graduate Fellowships to exceptional Latinos with advanced academic degrees from across the country. 

Begin your path toward becoming one of our nation’s future Latino policymakers. Recent college graduates can take advantage of this paid fellowship, which opens doors for talented young Latinos who are pursuing a career in public policy. Our goal is to help you accelerate your career in public policy so that more Latinos attain higher levels of policy leadership, which will make a better America for us all. You will spend nine months working in Washington, D.C., with significant exposure to leaders in congressional offices, federal agencies, national nonprofit advocacy organizations, government-related institutes, and more - growing both personally and professionally during your fellowship experience.

As a CHCI Public Policy Fellow, you will immerse yourself in the legislative process, spending four days each week (Monday-Thursday) learning all facets of public policy. On Fridays, you will join other fellows for a full day of leadership development centered on CHCI’s four Pillars of Leadership—Civic Engagement, Social Responsibility, Self Empowerment, and Promoting Community and Hispanic Culture. Your weekly programming will also prepare you to fully understand policy issues facing the Latino community and how to propose effective solutions by critically examining all sides and implications of these issues.

2020-2021 Fellowship Program Dates: August 31, 2020 – May 28, 2021

Application Deadline: January 15, 2020

For more details about this position please click here. | Public Policy Fellowship Program Flyer | Click here for Eligibility & Program Details.


Posting Date: 10/24/19
Position: Management Assistant Program 
Company: The City of Long Beach

The City of Long Beach Management Assistant Program offers an intense and fulfilling one-year apprenticeship filled with challenge, excitement, and tremendous opportunities for career and personal growth - not to mention a host of work-life benefits that are hard to match.

Excellent and meaningful opportunities to explore different career options await you, whether you are looking for a stepping stone to launch your professional life, growing a long-term career, or changing career paths. A unique and rewarding opportunity to work in local government exists where you can gain the knowledge and skills to be effective local government practitioners and make a difference in a community. An opportunity to be a highly valued integral player on the City team makes the City of Long Beach the employer of choice.

Note: This is a one year paid fellowship. 

Application Deadline: January 20th, 2020.

For more details about this position please click here.


Posting Date: 10/24/2019
Opportunity Type: Fellowship Opportunity
Opportunity Title: 2020-21 Emerson Hunger Fellowships
Company: Congressional Hunger Center

The Emerson Fellowship is an 11-month program in which participants develop their leadership skills as they gain hands-on experience working to end hunger through community-led efforts and national policy at field and policy placements. 

Fellows are placed with field sites across the country—including food banks, anti-hunger advocacy groups, food policy councils, research institutions, and state and local government agencies—and work with the site to end hunger in that community. Following their field placements, fellows come to Washington, D.C., shifting their focus to national anti-hunger policy as they work with policy sites including advocacy groups, think tanks, and Federal government agencies. Both field and policy sites apply to host fellows through a competitive process and are matched with fellows by Hunger Center staff based on fellows’ interest, experience, and other factors. Throughout the fellowship fellows are supported with comprehensive staff-led trainings and professional development opportunities. Fellows form a powerful educational cohort, sharing their successes and challenges and learning from one another’s experiences.   

Application Deadline: January 13, 2020

Click here for more information: Opportunity Details 


Posting Date: 09/30/2019
Opportunity Type: Fellowship Opportunity
Opportunity Title: Local Government Management Fellowship (LGMF)
Company: ICMA - International City/County Management Association

The Local Government Management Fellowship (LGMF) is a career-development opportunity designed to attract recent MPA/MPP (or related programs) graduates to be placed in full-time management-track local government positions. Finalists are selected based on academic performance, demonstrated leadership potential, commitment to public service, communication skills, initiative, creativity, and positive attitude. They then interview for 12-month fellowship appointments at local governments across the country, during which they receive direct mentorship from a senior government leader at the organization. (Appointments may be extended beyond the one-year term.) Since the program's launch in 2004, 30 alumni fellows have been hired as chief administrative officers or assistant chief administrative officers; many others are in senior positions in local government. 

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible to participate in the Local Government Management Fellowship, applicants must:

  • Be a recent graduate or student enrolled in a public administration, public policy, or related field master's degree program
  • Satisfy all of the requirements for their degree program by August 31 of the year of the fellowship
  • Have no formal local government management work experience
  • Be eligible to work in the United States
  • Complete the LGMF application by the closing date\

ICMA Benefits:

Those individuals placed in an LGMF host community receive:

  • Complimentary ICMA Membership for two years
  • Complimentary registration to ICMA Annual Conference
  • Complimentary registration to an ICMA Regional Conference
  • Complimentary access to ICMA's Applied Knowledge Assessment
  • Complimentary subscription to PM Magazine

Application Deadline: December 16, 2019

Click here for more information: Opportunity Details 


Posting Date: 05/17/2019
Opportunity Type: Fellowship Opportunity
Opportunity Title: 2019 APPAM Fall Research Conference
Company: Association For Public Policy Analysis & Management

As our 41st annual meeting, the APPAM 2019 Fall Research Conference will be a multi-disciplinary research conference attracting the highest quality research on a wide variety of important current and emerging policy and management issues.  The current political context underscores the value of bringing together researchers and practitioners with a wide range of perspectives to engage the evidence and discuss how best to improve public policy.  We hope that the theme, Rising to the Challenge: Engaging Diverse Perspectives on the Issues and Evidence, will encourage a conference with conversations that reach across disciplinary, methodological and ideological divides.  

This conversation will take place across 300+ educational programs in a variety of formats, including panels, roundtables, poster presentations, super sessions and special events.  Read our interview with APPAM President-Elect Maria Cancian for more about the role that diversity will play in the conference.    

Conference Location:

The 2019 Fall Research Conference will take place at The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, located at 1550 Court Place in Denver, Colorado, just minutes walking from the American Museum of Western Art, the Denver Pavillions for shopping, and the Molly Brown House Museum.  Our room block for the conference will open in early July.

Important Dates: 

Registration opens July 15
Accept/Reject Notifications Sent Mid July
2019 Fall Research Conference November 7-9

Click here for more information: Opportunity Details