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About our Academic & Leadership Fellowship

Who we are

National Urban Fellows offers the premier leadership accelerator and talent pipeline for diverse professionals committed to racial equity, public service, and social impact. 

2023 NUF Incoming Class

What we offer

  • FULLY FUNDED graduate education leading to the Master of Policy Management degree at GU’s McCourt School of Public Policy 
  • Meaningful professional experience at a premier public agency, nonprofit, foundation, or corporate social impact organization  
  • Mentoring by a senior leader  
  • Leadership development programming centering racial equity 
  • Community of Fellows to share this experience and an Alumni community  of almost 2,000 leaders around the country 
  • Financial Support to defray living expenses, includes a $25K stipend, health insurance coverage, and other program-related expenses 

Who we are looking for

Professionals from underrepresented, marginalized, or excluded demographic groups who are:  

      • Self-aware and committed to personal growth 
      • Passionate about advancing equity and social impact 
      • Committed to excellence, integrity, and ethical decision-making 
      • Adaptive and resilient 

What is required

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution 
  • U.S. Citizenship/Lawful Permanent Resident/DACA Recipient 
  • Demonstrated leadership experience and desire to strengthen it 
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial equity and social justice 
  • Interest in advancing public policy and social impact 
  • Ability to relocate for 9 months as required by the program 
  • At least 5 years of professional work experience 


Visit our Admission Process and Application Process for more information and application deadlines. 

Ready for a transformational experience?

Let us get you started NOW!

Step 1: Complete the interest form to learn more or if you’re ready to apply ⬇︎


Step 2: Connect with a National Urban Fellows representative. Join us virtually or in person at one of the several options listed below (optional)