Service Year Opportunities

There are numerous opportunities to do public service or service-oriented work in the public and non-profit sectors following graduation. Many of the following programs include a stipend or salary. Please note that fellowships for graduate study are listed on the Graduate Scholarships page:

The following programs, not listed in either of the above sources, may be of special interest to Urban Studies students:

  • Citizens Housing and Planning Council Fellowships: CHPC is a non-profit policy research organization dedicated to improving housing and neighborhood conditions in New York City through cooperative efforts of the public and private sectors.  Their recently instituted William R. Ginsberg Fellowships are aimed at two groups: recent college graduates and graduate students, and senior practitioners and policy makers.

  • Venture for America: A new fellowship, modeled on Teach for America, that supports recent college grads to work in a start-up business in a low-cost city for two years.

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