John D. Solomon Fellowship for Public Service

How to Apply

The John D. Solomon Fellowship for Public Service offers students the opportunity to work on projects that involve collaboration with City government agencies, community-based organizations (including nongovernmental and nonprofit organizations), and other key partners. The selection process will consider the following:

  • Superior academic achievement and relevant prior work experience.
  • Proficiency using major social media platforms, especially for marketing and communications.
  • First-hand knowledge of New York City's neighborhoods and community-based organizations.
  • Experience writing for diverse audiences.
  • A team-oriented approach and collaboration skill set.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • A commitment to New York City and public service.
  • Ability to speak at least one foreign language (not required but desirable).

Please note that New York City residency is not required for this fellowship; however, fellows will be expected to work within the five boroughs on a regular basis. Additionally, students enrolled at universities within the New York City metropolitan area, including Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut, may apply for this fellowship.

Please review the Eligibility Guidelines before beginning the application process.

Eligibility Guidelines

Graduate students who are attending school and are specializing in the following fields (or related field) are encouraged to apply:

  • Public Administration
  • Public Health
  • Public Safety
  • Public Policy
  • Communications
  • Journalism
  • Emergency Management
  • Social Work
  • Community Organizing
  • Law
  • Engineering
  • Education
  • Business
  • Nonprofit Management

To Apply:

Check out the open position with NYC Department for the Aging for the 2017-2018 academic year.

For additional opportunities, check back in February 2018 for the chance to apply.