THE FELLOWS PROGRAM IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS IS A PRESTIGIOUS 9 MONTH EXPERIENTIAL AND IMMERSIVE FELLOWSHIP that prepares individuals from diverse backgrounds to be leaders through hands-on, collaborative learning in public, private, and nonprofit settings. We work across traditional boundaries to tackle complex social, economic, and political challenges.
Applications for the Fellows Program in Public Affairs are now closed.
Check back again in the Summer for information on our next application cycle.
CORO FELLOWS PROGRAM IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS
is founded on Coro’s unique curriculum of core leadership skill-building paired with real-world experiences that rely on the city as the classroom. Unconventional by traditional academic standards, the Coro Fellows Program is rigorous and demanding. Since 1947, the Fellows Program has combined experiential learning, face-to-face interaction with private, public, and non-profit decision-makers, and development in analytical, group governance, and communication skills. Coro program participants learn about the real world in the real world – by actively questioning, interacting with diverse constituents, finding resources, and coming up with innovative solutions to the problems faced by their communities. Together, participants explore community dynamics, leadership, and decision-making, while building the skills necessary for successful careers in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.
Coro Fellows learn to:
- Build consensus among multiple stakeholders
- Communicate with members of diverse communities and sectors
- Analyze resources, constituencies, and goals
- Understand the subtleties of group process and decision-making
- Community-based impact projects
The program runs from September through June. Coro Southern California chooses twelve Fellows who have demonstrated leadership within their academic, professional, and/or local communities. The Fellows Program has five major components: field placements, seminars, interviews, focus weeks, and community-based impact projects.
APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2017-2018 CLASS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED.
The Coro Fellows program is offered in Pittsburgh, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and St. Louis. All programs apply through the same online application process.
Tuition for the Fellows Program is $5,000. Multiple payment plans are available. Coro Southern California provides Fellows who request financial support with a monthly stipend to defray living expenses during their nine months in the program. Coro Southern California also offers a monthly allowance to assist with health insurance for Fellows. Coro Southern California is often able to provide housing options for reduced rent through the support of friends of Coro.