The Toronto Urban Fellows program provides talented new professionals with an intensive introduction to the governance, operations and administration of Canada’s largest city through a combination of full-time work experience and a series of seminars, tours and workshops.
Applicants must have graduated from a Master’s, LLB, JD or PhD program within the past three years. Internationally educated professionals are eligible and encouraged to apply. Individuals with a post-graduate certificate in Public Administration are also eligible to apply. If you are currently enrolled in a Master’s, LLB, JD or PhD level program, you will need to meet all of your academic criteria in order to be eligible to graduate before the Urban Fellows program begins in September. Applicants must demonstrate work, education and/or volunteer experience in social, economic or public policy; urban affairs; government services; and/or the management of complex organizations.
Applicants be legally entitled to work in Canada for the duration of the program. Fellows earn a taxable salary of approximately $74,817.60 (as of 2018) and are eligible for health care benefits after six months.