Box 9, Folder 8, Document 25

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OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
JOHN V. LINDSAY
Mayor
250 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, N . Y. 10007
Telephone: 212-566-6719
Director
SIGMUND G. GINSBURG
TIMOTHY W. COSTELLO
Assistant City Administrator
Deputy Mayor-City Administrator
NE-~v YORK CITY URBAN FELLOWSHIP PROGR.A!\1
GENERAL
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INFORMATION
NATIONAL COMPETITION
On February 1, 1969, the City of New York, supported
by a grant of $189,000 from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation,
will - launch the nation's first Urban Fellowship Program.
Under the conditions of the frogram, the C~ty will
conduct a nation-wide competition to select twenty of the ·
most highly talented -- and motivated -- young men and women
from colleges and universities throughout the count ry to serve
full-time internships for the academic year, commencing inr, Sepi
- tember 1969, at the highest levels of the City government.
II.
ELIGIBILITY
The competition will be open to all students who have
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completed at · least their junior year of college, including
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Students receiving the Bachelor I s degree in June _will be eli gible onl~ if they have been accepted at a graduate school and
the graduate school is willing to have them spend the first
year with New York City and in addition will provide~ supplementary grant of at least $500.
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graduate students.
We , encourage matriculants in all academic
disciplines to apply, not only those in areas of study tradjtionally associated with government.
New York City offers highly
challenging governmental opportunities and responsibilities ·in,
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for example, the fields of anthropology and the fine arts as
well as law and engineering and a hundred others.
The selection process will enta ~l first, endorsement by
your own school, and will be based on fully-detailed applications,
transcripts, personal statements and recommendations, with forty
finalists invited, all expenses paid, for interviews at the Office
of the Mayor at City Hall, New York City.
Of these, twenty will
be appointed as New York City's first Urban Fellows.
III.
ASSIGNMENTS
Urban Fellows will work closely and directly with heads
of New York City government agencies and with top Mayoral assistants; they will be given commensurate responsibilities in adrninistrative problem-solving, research, policy planning, and related
management areas.
Assignments will be made according to the Fel-
low's field of interest and training, and will be · carefully
screened and periodically reviewed to assure continuing chal lenge and professional stimulation.
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Assignments wili range over such fields as city planning,
human rights, housing, recreation and cultural affairs, health
and social services, economic and financial administration, traff i c and transportation, police science, public works engineering,
budgeting, purchase and procurement, personnel management, youth
services, municipal radio and television, and innumerable others.
Assignments wi ll also be made within the Offices of the Mayo r a nd
Deputy lv:ayors.
IV.
SEMINARS
In addition to their job assignments, Urban Fellows wi ll
take part in p e r iodic off-th e-record ~emi n ars with o fficial s within
the Ci t y g overnment as we l l as with l e ade r s of t h e a c ade mic , coramunications , bu s i ness, civi c and cultural communiti e s o f the City.
These mee tings will e n able the Fel l ows t o assess and compare their
own experiences, t o disc u ss the b asi c p r obl ems a nd g o al s of City
policy with the i:,olicy-makc<:rs themselv~.s, and to profit from the
perspectives of out standing citize n s and profe ssionals outside
the government.
V.
ACADEHIC CREDIT - FELL0:1 1 S REPORT
A basic feature of the program is that each Urban Fellow
will be granted appropriate academic credit by his college or
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university, according to its own rules and requirements.
As part of his assignment
each Fellow will be asked to
prepare a Report summarizing his year's work.
The Fellow's Re-
port should present an evaluation of his job assignment, a review ·
of his personal experiences, and an appraisal of the Program itself.
Ideally, the Report should include a Fellow's original and
personal insights and suggestions for cr :ange and improvemem'; -in a
specific phase of government.
VI.
STIPEND
Each of the twenty Urban Fellows selected to partici pate
i n t h e City's Program will receive a stipend of $3,500 p l u s roundtrip travel expenses, from funds granted by the Al f r ed P. S l oan
Foundation .
I n add ition, it is e x pected that e a c h Fell o w wil l re-
ceive a s upp l emen tary g r ant of at l east
$500 f rom hi s own col lege
or u n ive rsity .
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TIMETABLE
All application s (school - e ndors ed ) must be r e ceived by
March 30, 1969.
Review of all applicat ions by a Selection Com-
mittee will be conclude d by April
15,
made to all unsuccessful applicants .
and immediate notification
Expense-paid interviews for
forty finalists are scheduled to be held at City Hall, New York
City, the week of April 21, with designation of twenty Urban Fel-
lows completed by April 30, 1969 •
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CAREERS IN CITY GOVERNMENT
VIII.
It is our underlying hope that many Urban Fellows will
find their experience so rewarding that they will decide to
fulfill their professional careers within the City government.
For our part, it is highly likely that Fellows who prove outstandingly successful in their one-year assignments could be
appointed to rewarding, challenging positions in the City's
service.
IX.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE
To apply, please contact the Office of the President of
your college or university.
ceived information from us
If your school has not already reby February 15, please have them con-
tact the Director of the Urban Fellowship Program, Office of the
Ma yor, 250 Broadway, New York, New York, 10007.
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