Box 9, Folder 8, Document 28

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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'd YORK CITY URBAN FELLO\i'ISHIP PROGRAM
GENERAL
I.
INFORMATION
NATIONAL COMPETITION
On February 1, 1969, the City of New York, suppo reed ,
by a grant of $189,000 from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation,.
wi l1 launch the nation's first Urban Fellowship Program.•
Under the conditions of the Frogram, the C~ty will
conduct a 1 nation-wide competition· to select twenty of the
most hi ghly talented -- and motivated - - young men and women
·· from colleges and universities throughout the country to serve
full-time internships for the academic year, commencing in Sep.. tember 1969, at the' highest levels of the City government.
II.
ELIGIBILITY
The competition will be open to all students who have
completed at least their junior year of college,* including





Students • receiving the Bache lor's degree in June will be eligible only 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 a 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 traditionally associated with government.
New York City offers highly
challenging governmental opportunities and responsibilities in,
for example, the fields of anthropology and the fine arts as
well as law and engineering and a hundred others.
The selection process will entail first, endorsement by
your own school, and will be based on fully-detailed applications,
tra nscripts, 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.
ASSIGNr,1ENTS
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 r esponsibilities in admin-
istrative 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
scr.eened and periodically reviewed to assure continuing challenge and professional stimulation.
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Assignments will range over such fields as city planning,
human rights, housing, recreation and cultural affairs, health
and social services, economic and financial administration, traffic and transportation, police science, public works engineering,
budgeting, purchase and procurement, personnel management, youth
services, municipal radio and television, and innumerable others.
Assignments will also be made within the Offices of the Mayor and
Deputy :rv;ayors.
IV.
SEMINARS
In addition to their job assignments, Urban Fellows will
take part in periodic off-the-record seminars with officials within
the City government as · well as with leaders of the academic, cor.imunications, business, civic and cultural communities of the City.
These meetings will enable the Fellows to assess and compare their
own experiences, to discuss the basic problems and goals of City
policy with the policy-makers themselves, and to profit from the
perspectives of outstanding citizens anj professionals outside
the governr.ient.
V.
ACADEMIC CREDIT -
FELLO~l' 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 change and improvement -in a
specific phase of government.
VI.
STIPEND
Each of the twenty Urban Fellows selected to participate
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in the City 1 s Program will receive a stipend of $3,500 plus roundtrip travel expenses, from funds granted by the Alfred P. Sloan
Foundation.
In addition, it is expected that each Fellow will re-
ceive a supplementary grant of at least $500 from his own college
or university.
VII.
TIMETABLE
All appl ications (school-endorsed) must be received by
March
JO, 1969.
Review of all applications by a Selection Com-
mittee will be concluded by April
15,
made to all unsuccessful applicants.
and immediate notification
Expense-paid interviews for
forty finalists are schedule d 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, 19690
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VIII.
CAREERS IN CITY GOVERNMENT
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.
If your school has not already re-
ceived information from us
by February 15, please have them con-
tact the Director of the Urban Fellowship Program, Office of the
Mayor, 250 Broadway, New York, New York, 10007.
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