SF Fellows 2018-2019

The mission of the San Francisco Fellows program is to foster community stewardship by preparing recent college graduates for roles in public service and administration.

The Fellows program is a unique opportunity to learn about public administration in local government while working full time as a City employee. Competitively selected applicants will join a cohort of up to 18 Fellows for an 11.5-month full-time work experience as City employees. Fellows earn an annualized salary of approximately $55,000, plus health, dental, retirement and other benefits.

Fellows are placed in various departments and work on programs and projects that have a direct impact on City operations across a broad range of City functions and departments, involving analysis, planning, and program development. This year’s cohorts are in the following departments:

  • Recreation & Parks Department
  • Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)
  • Public Utilities Commission
  • Department of Public Health
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • Department of Public Works
  • Office of Civic Engagement & Immigrant Affairs
  • Office of the Controller
  • San Francisco Public Library
  • Office of Resilience & Capital Planning

In addition to gaining valuable full-time professional work experience and skills such as leadership, communication, technical skills and other professional development, the cohort experience includes weekly learning sessions built into the Fellows' work schedule to provide a well-rounded, thorough introduction to San Francisco government operations, policies and strategies.

We invite people who have had an undergraduate degree conferred within the past 5 years to apply for this highly selective program. Specific areas of study are not required. We are looking for enthusiastic, creative, hard-working individuals interested in experiencing a public service career work in the City and County of San Francisco.