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NYS Excelsior Service Fellowship Program Info Session

Date/Time
Date(s) - Wednesday, January 24, 2018
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Location
CUNY Graduate Center, room C197


Please be aware that this event has passed.

We welcome Kara Pangburn, Director of Recruitment and Appointments, and Kendall Sale, Appointments Counsel, both from the Center for Recruitment and Public Service, Governor’s Appointments Office, to discuss the New York State Excelsior Service Fellowship Program.

About the Fellowship

The New York State Excelsior Service Fellowship Program is a funded two-year fellowship offering talented recent graduates of graduate and advanced degree programs hands-on training and experience in New York State government. Excelsior Fellows work full time at host executive-branch agencies, advancing the operational aspects of large policy initiatives. Fellow placements include the Executive Chamber, Empire State Development Corporation, Justice Center, Department of Environmental Conservation, the Port Authority of NY/NJ, and the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo welcomed the first class of Excelsior Fellows in September 2013 and viewed them as an integral part of his mission to advance opportunities for the best and brightest who are called to public service. Although the Excelsior Service Fellowship Program lasts two years, exceptional fellows may continue to serve New York State. More than 50% of the first and second classes of Excelsior Fellows were offered permanent positions with the State post-fellowship.

Requirements and Details

Candidates must possess a graduate degree (i.e., MPA, MA, MBA) or an advanced degree (i.e., JD, PhD) no later than June 2018. JD fellows will be placed in legal assignments unless they expressly request otherwise. Candidates are encouraged to note their areas of interest and any preferred placement agencies; however, final placements will be dictated by budget and the needs of state government. While some opportunities exist in New York City and elsewhere in the state, most agency placements are located in Albany, New York.

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