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David Bohnett Public Service Fellowship 2020

David Bohnett Public Service Fellowship 2020

Partially Funded
Country: USA
City: New York
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Applicants are welcome to apply for the David Bohnett Public Service Fellowship 2020. 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.

Moreover, the mission of the David Bohnett Foundation is to improve society through social activism. David Bohnett is a philanthropist and technology entrepreneur. Further, to pursue their mission by providing funding, state-of-the-art technology, and technical support to innovative organizations and institutions that, in addition to meeting their funding guidelines, share our vision.


  • 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 incoming MPA or MUP students at NYU Wagner
  • Have an explicit interest in working for municipal governments to solve the most urgent social issue
  • Be highly articulate in both speaking and writing


  • Submit your Fellowship Application Essay along with your to NYU Wagner for Fall 2020. Fellowship applicants must also submit the one-minute video essay in order to be considered for fellowship
  • Those selected as fellowship semi-finalists will be invited to participate in Skype interviews in early-to-mid February 2020.
  • Further, Those selected as fellowship finalists will be for an in-person interview with the Selection Committee in New York City in late March 2020. Likewise, those finalists who cannot travel to New York will be able to interview via Skype. This panel of judges will be comprise of representatives from sponsoring organizations, faculty, and NYU Wagner alumni.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline02 December,2019
CityNew York
Open toAll
OrganizerNYU Wagner.



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