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San Antonio, TX 78283-3966
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Since 2007, the City of San Antonio, Texas has offered emerging professionals the opportunity to immerse themselves in local government management and develop real-world skills and experience as Management Fellows. As a part of this 12 month program, the City develops new professionals and offers them the chance to complete important projects and work alongside leaders from the 7th largest City in the nation.
The City of San Antonio strives to offer professional development opportunities to every employee. Upon completion of the Management Fellowship Program, successful fellows will be given special assistance to find a full-time position within the City that matches their career interests.
“The Management Fellowship is a fantastic way to learn about City management and operations. The program is unique because it affords fellows the opportunity to work in three different departments while completing meaningful projects. Serving as a fellow paved the way for my career in local government management by giving me the opportunity to learn about our complex and innovative City organization.”
Megan Dodge, Class of 2009-2010
Assistant Director, Government & Public Affairs
University of Kansas: Master of Public Administration
“The Management Fellowship gave me so many opportunities to build a solid foundation with the City of San Antonio and the benefits of this program are really unparalleled. During my fellowship year, I was able to make a contribution to important projects, was exposed to solving critical problems local governments face, and formed personal (in addition to professional) relationships with the other members of my fellowship class.”
Chris Anderson, Class of 2013-2014
Business Process Manager, Aviation Dept.
University of Texas at San Antonio: Master of Public Administration
“The City of San Antonio offers much more than professional networks and real-world experiences. The City offers a vibrant Tex-Mex culture, delicious food, and genuine people. During my fellowship experience, I had the opportunity to work on projects which directly impacted the surrounding community. I obtained real-world experience in public relations during my World Heritage rotation and learned how to manage high profile projects at the City Manager’s Office. I am grateful to work in the 7th largest City in the nation and along the side of inspiring leaders.”
Dorian Sanchez, Class of 2017-2018
Budget Analyst, Office of Management and Budget
Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix: Master of Public Administration - Urban Management
The goal of San Antonio’s Management Fellowship is to prepare emerging public service professionals for a successful career in municipal management. The program benefits from an extensive and ever-growing alumni network public service professionals. Take a few moments and see what the program's alumni are currently doing.
Applications for the Management Fellowship can be found online on the Career Center page on the Fellows tab. Applicants must also follow the directions accompanying the online application and attach the required supplemental materials.
Generally, Fellows have obtained a bachelor’s degree along with a graduate degree within Public Administration, Business Administration, Public Policy or a related field.
No, the Management Fellowship is a 12 month rotational training program that requires each Fellow to go through the City Manager’s Office and the Office of Management & Budget along with a selected operational rotation within an operational department.
Yes. Typically Management Fellows start the program in mid-June, but there may be a potential for an earlier start date.
Typically, 3 positions are available.
No, the Management Fellowship recruits candidates nationwide.
You may contact Joel Jenks for more information.
The typical recruitment process is as follows:
For more information about the program contact Joel Jenks, Executive Recruiter for the City of San Antonio.