Future Leaders Fellowship

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We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for our Summer 2020 Future Leaders Fellowship Program!

The African American Mayors Association Future Leaders Fellowship (FLF) Program is an eight-week, paid program which offers undergraduate students with an opportunity to learn and navigate the functions of local government. The program consists of a four-week extensive training at the AAMA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. followed by a deployment to one of the Association’s member mayors office for a hands on career building experience. To apply for the 2020 Future Leaders Fellowship (FLF) program, application materials must be sent electronically as noted below. Please submit all materials in a single email to aama@ourmayors.org.

Program Eligibility:

Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Rising Junior or Senior enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program 

Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4-point scale) 

Selected participants must be available for the entire program from June 8 - July 31, 2020 

Interests/Areas of Study: 

Social Sciences/Liberal Arts; Public Service; Law; Government and Business Administration; Finance

Majors in all accredited disciplines are accepted and encouraged to apply.

 

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: 

  1. A completed application 

  2. A copy of your Resume or CV 

  3. A copy of your college transcript (unofficial is acceptable)

  4. Statement of Purpose: Essay crafted to convey how this program may help you to achieve your academic and career goals. Please limit to one page single spaced. 

 Sign Up to Be A Host Site  

Our commitment is to arrange the best possible placements for all of our interns. We take into account the students' career goals, experiences, and preferences. As we go through the placement process in March, the AAMA team will review the preferences provided by prospective fellows and potential supervisors as we seek to make the optimal placement for all of the students.

 Please know that submission of an application and participation in the interview process does not guarantee an intern will be placed at your site. Each year, a diverse group of students apply to our internship and fellowship opportunities and we will prioritize the interests of our applicants during the placement process. To apply to be a 2020 Future Leaders Fellowship (FLF) program Host Site, please submit the application below electronically to aama@ourmayors.org.

Site Responsibilities 

AAMA looks forward to partnering with our member mayors to provide a robust and informative experience for our interns. The responsibilities of AAMA and our partner office(s) are as follows:

AAMA Responsibilities

Host Site Responsibilities

AAMA will provide a four-week extensive training at our Headquarters office in Washington, D.C;


AAMA will assign fellows to offices with needs in departments compatible with fellow preferences;


AAMA will cover fellow expenses: compensation, housing and round-trip travel accommodations; and


AAMA will schedule weekly check-in’s to track the progress and effectiveness of the program.

The Host Site will assist in placing our interns with a designated supervisor under a department of their interest;


The supervisor must arrange weekly check-ins with the fellow(s) and AAMA staff;

 

Assist in locating available fellow housing Suggested: Nearby College Campus;


Adhere to AAMA fellowship guidelines including work hours (40hr/week), feedback, etc.; and


Complete an assessment of the FLF program upon completion