The Public School Fellowship is a talent pipeline model for preparing and placing graduating seniors from public universities into critical local government jobs.
Fellows are full-time employees paid by the local government who serve in critical roles across five different career pathways. Additionally, Fellows receive intensive training based on Public School's experience teaching problem-solving skills to current public servants.
In each city, Public School creates partnerships between public universities and local governments in order to collaboratively implement a Fellowship. After two cohorts are placed, Public School transfers full program control to the local partners.
Public School is currently developing pilots of the Fellowship in multiple cities across the United States.
Create a sustainable pipeline of highly qualified, local, and diverse talent into management-track careers in local government.
Make local government services more effective, efficient, easy-to-use, and equitable by building a next-generation public servant workforce.
Change the “us versus them” narrative by enabling recipients of public services to start careers in government and give back to their communities.
All Fellows take part in a bootcamp prior to the start of the Fellowship and learn how to solve problems and navigate government.
Fellows serve a single agency during the program and work on launching new services or maintaining existing ones.
Regular training, speakers, mentorship, and social events support continuous learning and development for the Fellows.
Fellows are placed into critical roles in program management, policy analysis, communications, technology, and administration.
Public School works with stakeholders to build the capacity to manage the program locally after the initial two cohorts.
Fellows transition into permanent civil service employment by the end of the Fellowship.