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Urban Fellows Internship Program
Director- Oswaldo Mestre, Jr.
The City of Buffalo/Division of Citizen Services Urban Fellows Internship Program is designed to introduce our region’s most talented college students and graduates to local government and public service, through hands-on practical learning experiences. This unique opportunity (available for one semester, summer or full academic year) allows students to sharpen their skills, while discovering the many challenges that government faces in addressing the needs and concerns of the public.
The Urban Fellows Internship Program aims to select the best and brightest future leaders to work in the City of Buffalo’s Division of Citizen Services. It is a comprehensive eight (8) to sixteen (16) week program that submerges fellows into city government, community involvement and civic engagement activities. Urban Fellows are extremely diverse and have various racial, socio-economic and religious backgrounds.
Prior to beginning the internship, all Urban Fellows must attend a mandatory orientation. Orientation is a one day program to inform, familiarize, and answer any questions that Fellows may have about the program. Fellows are given the opportunity to share what their expectations are and what they hope to gain from the internship program. The Division believes that it is important that fellows understand the program and what is expected of them. This is achieved by touring the office and City Hall, listening to guest speakers, allowing time for fellows to get to know other fellows, and ask questions.
Applications are due:
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