Deadline: November 30, 2020

Applications are open for the David Bohnett Public Service Fellowship 2021. The Bohnett Fellowship, sponsored by the David Bohnett Foundation, allows outstanding masters students the opportunity to engage in the challenges of governing at the city level.

Bohnett Fellows network with mayors from across the country and Bohnett Fellows from other schools when they attend the annual winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington DC accompanied by a faculty. Fellows also participate in a summer internship at the highest levels of NYC government or in the Mayor’s office of another US city through the US Conference of Mayors, which has an ongoing partnership with NYU Wagner.


  • The Bohnett Fellowship Program provides a full tuition scholarship, as well as a $5,000 summer stipend and internship opportunity for two incoming MPA or MUP students each academic year.


  • Open to outstanding masters students in the US;
  • Have an explicit interest in working for municipal governments to solve the most urgent social issue;
  • Highly articulate in both speaking and writing.


Submit your Fellowship Application Essay along with your online application to NYU Wagner. Fellowship applicants must also submit the one-minute video essay in order to be considered for fellowship. The deadline for Fall 2021 fellowship applications is November 30, 2020.

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For more information, visit Bohnett Fellowship.

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