Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs

The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a full-time, nine month, graduate-level experiential leadership training program that prepares diverse, talented and committed individuals for effective and ethical leadership in the public affairs arena. Unconventional by traditional academic standards, the Fellows Program is rigorous and demanding, an unparalleled opportunity for personal and professional growth. The Fellows Program is offered in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and St. Louis.

Coro recruiters and alumni are hosting webinars for potential applicants to learn more about the program and the application process. Click on one of the dates below to register for a webinar:

Monday, December 12, 9:00 – 10:00 pm eastern time

Saturday, December 17, 12:00 – 1:00 pm eastern time

Thursday, January 5, 6:00 – 7:00 pm eastern time

Coro introduces program participants to all aspects of the public affairs arena, preparing them to translate their ideals into action for improving their own communities and beyond. Coro Fellows learn to see the big picture – the community as a whole – and appreciate the varying perspectives that characterize our cities, states, and nation. Through field placements, group interviews, seminars, focus weeks, individual and group projects, they develop:

  • hands-on project experience
  • an understanding of complex public issues
  • leadership skills in inquiry, problem-solving, communication, organization analysis, and consensus-building.
  • political acumen to get things done
  • professional growth and personal transformation.
  • extensive personal and professional networks

Sixty-eight Fellows are chosen nationally each year through a highly competitive selection process, including a day-long assessment at each center’s city. The Fellows represent a broad range of academic, work, cultural, racial and economic backgrounds, ages and interests. What they share is an unwavering commitment to civic engagement. Recent participants have ranged from 21 to 53 years of age.  There is a tuition fee, which in many cases can be waived depending on your placement location, but should be reviewed here.

There is an online pre-application that must be filled out prior to the actual online full  application form. The deadline to apply for the 2012-2013 Fellows class is January 20, 2012.


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