Government Fellowships for Graduates of Public Universities


Our fellowships create a talent pipeline into local government—and help government recruit from the communities it serves.




Fellowships


Public School partners with local governments, public universities, unions, and other stakeholders to build fellowships that serve as a pipeline into civil service and the government workforce.

Each fellowship leverages Public School’s training curriculum and career pathways model, but is customized to fit the needs of the local partners.



Fellowship Components



Competitive Salaries

Standardized compensation packages that lead to higher-paying careers.

Training and Mentorship

Skill and personal development programs designed just for entry-level program staff.

Career Pathways

Simple tracks built to help young staff grow and excel within large organizations.

Civil Service Preparation

Collaborations with local unions to ensure fellows can convert to permanent employment.





Benefits for All Stakeholders



Local Governments

  • Sustainable pipeline of local, qualified talent reduces hiring time

  • Entry-level workforce trained to solve complex social challenges



Public Universities

  • Improved post-graduation employment outcomes

  • Deeply engaged alumni giving back to future Fellows



University Students

  • Access to higher-paying career paths with job security

  • Mission-driven work helps give back to their communities



Public Sector Unions

  • Pipeline of new members educated about union’s role

  • Opportunity to identify and serve needs of future membership





Implementation Process



Phase 1:
Partnership-Building



During this phase, Public School:

  • conducts an assessment of government workforce needs
  • facilitates the creation of a partnership
  • helps develop a proposal for attracting funders



Phase 2:
Program Design and Pilot



During this phase, Public School:

  • adapts training and career pathways model to local needs
  • supports building out program infrastructure
  • co-teaches programming for first cohort of fellows



Phase 3:
Improvements and Hand-Off



During this phase, Public School:

  • works with stakeholders to make program improvements
  • teaches new material while conducting evaluations
  • creates long-term plan for expanding fellowship



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