Cookingham-Noll Management Fellowship

The Cookingham-Noll Management Fellowship is one of the longest running and most well-known municipal management fellowships in the country. The program is designed to attract, develop, and retain talented individuals with an interest in a local government management career. It offers recent graduates of Public Administration (or related) Master’s programs a two year experience that gives fellows a “360-degree tour of the city.” This includes rotations in the City Manager’s Office, the Office of Management and Budget, and other departments of their choice. Fellows will also attend and participate in several meetings each week with the City Manager and other City leadership throughout their time as a fellow. After the fellowship concludes, successful participants are recruited by departments to fill available city jobs, and many of our top-level executives began their career in this program.


We are ramping up our recruitment efforts for two new Fellows, who will begin the two-year program in June 2017. Applicants for this Fellowship typically come from top-level Master’s programs from across the country, such as your own. Our application portal will open the week of October 23rd and will close on Monday, November 28th. Required application materials for the Initial stage include a current resume, all academic transcripts, and a City application. Please forward this opportunity to any of your students who might be interested in pursuing this fellowship. If this email reached you in error, please forward this to the Career Services Director at your school.


I have attached a PDF flier to make it easier for you to spread to your students. Additional information and application instructions can be found on our website: Please do not hesitate to contact me if you or your students have any additional questions.

Cookingham-Noll Flyer