ULF WILL BE HOLDING LIVE WEBINARS THROUGHOUT THE APPLICATION PROCESS TO ANSWER QUESTIONS FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE STARTED THEIR APPLICATION AND ARE IN NEED OF CLARITY FOR ON TO MAKE THEIR APPLICATION STRONGER.
PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBINARS PAGE FOR INFORMATION ON UPCOMING SESSIONS AND TO SIGN UP.
WHAT IS THE URBAN LEADERS FELLOWSHIP (ULF)?
The Urban Leaders Fellowship is a paid summer fellowship for early- to mid-career 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 work half-time on high-level policy projects with an elected official and half-time alongside partner organizations in cities across the country. Learn more about ULF here.
IS ULF A PAID FELLOWSHIP?
Yes. Fellows receive a base stipend of $2,500 with opportunities for additional cost of living adjustments (in Washington D.C. and Oakland) and individual need-based grants. If you are accepted to ULF, our staff will work with you to determine if you qualify for additional funds.
HOW DO I APPLY FOR ULF? WHEN IS THE FINAL DEADLINE?
The 2018 application opened on November of 2017, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis in two rounds. The first deadline is on December 31st, 2017 and the final deadline to apply is February 28th, 2018. For additional details on how to apply, visit our application page.
WHAT ARE THE FELLOWSHIP DATES?
Our fellowship runs for 7 weeks, typically during the months of June and July. Please visit the fellowship dates page for additional information.
WHERE IS ULF LOCATED?
We work in nine cities: Atlanta, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Nashville, New Orleans, Oakland, and Washington, D.C.
WHO ARE YOUR ELECTED OFFICIAL PARTNERS?
In each city, we partner with one or more elected or appointed official. Here is more information on our partners.