The Urban Leaders Fellowship is a full-time paid summer fellowship for professionals who are already leaders in their own right and are looking to accelerate their leadership through fellowship with a focus on policy and practice. Fellows are expected to be available full-time for seven consecutive weeks typically between the hours of 8 am-7 pm. Fellows work half-time on high-level policy projects with an elected official in the afternoons and half-time alongside partner organizations in cities in the mornings across the country.
We work in ten cities: Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Kansas City, MO, Nashville, New Orleans, Oakland, Tulsa, and Washington, D.C.
Fellows receive a minimum base stipend of $2,500 with opportunities for additional cost of living adjustments and individual need-based scholarships. If you are accepted to ULF, our staff will work with you to determine if you qualify for additional funds. Please note that ULF is not responsible for living expenses, job transitions, student loan payments, loss of wages or other personal circumstances of fellows coming to the fellowship. All fellows should assess and evaluate their financial ability to participate in the fellowship prior to applying.