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San Antonio, TX 78283-3966

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San Antonio, TX 78205

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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.

As a part of the Management Fellows program you will
  • Begin your career as a full-time employee for the City of San Antonio. The position offers health care benefits, full participation in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS), and paid leave. 
  • Spend 12 months rotating through three critical City departments including four months each with the City Manager’s Office, the Office of Management & Budget and an operating department. 
  • Have the opportunity to learn about various departments and operations across the City such as, the Police Academy, Fire Academy, Animal Shelter and Airport. 
  • Gain hands-on experience conducting budget and program analysis, managing special projects, and solving real-world problems faced by 21st Century cities.
Building your Career

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.

Alumni Testimonials

“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

Current Fellows

Meet the 2018-2019 Management Fellows.

Alex MorganAlex Morgan
Educational Background: University of Mississippi, BA in International Studies & Spanish | Indiana University Bloomington, Master of Public Affairs
Rotation Schedule: Transportation & Capital Improvements, City Manager’s Office, Office of Management & Budget  


Chanté MitchellChanté Mitchell
Educational Background: Washburn University, BA in Communication. Leadership Studies Minor | University of Kansas, Master of Public Administration
Rotation Schedule: City Manager’s Office, Office of Management & Budget, Government and Public Affairs 


Jhair Sebastian RinconJhair Sebastian Rincon
Educational Background: Utah Valley University, BA in Peace and Justice Studies/Literature. Political Science Minor | Brigham Young University, Master of Public Administration. Information Systems Minor
Rotation Schedule: Office of Management & Budget, Information Technology Services Department, City Manager’s Office

Program Alumni

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.

Year Name Current Title Organization
2018 - 2019 Jhair Rincon Management Fellow City of San Antonio
2018 - 2019 Chante Mitchell Management Fellow City of San Antonio
2018 - 2019 Alexandra Morgan Management Fellow City of San Antonio
2017 - 2018 Isaac Bernal Senior Economic Development Specialist City of San Antonio
2017 - 2018 Dorian Sanchez Budget Analyst City of San Antonio
2016 - 2017 William Franklin Project Manager City of San Antonio
2016 - 2017 Kristen Flores Planning Coordinator City of San Antonio
2015 - 2016 Sony Peronel Contract Manager City of San Antonio
2015 - 2016 Claryssa Cortez Quality Improvement Coordinator City of San Antonio
2015 - 2016 Michelle Gonzalez Evaluation & Learning Associate Everyday Democracy
2014 - 2015 Caitlin Krobot Special Project Manager City of San Antonio
2014 - 2015 Jacob Wong Applied Research Analyst City of Washington, D.C.
2014 - 2015 Dan Porter Assistant City Manager City of Tonganoxie
2013 - 2014 Ben Chambers Budget Analyst City of New York
2013 - 2014 Chris Anderson Business Process Manager  City of San Antonio
2013 - 2014 Akeeba Evans Analyst County of Los Angeles
2011 - 2012 Darrek Ferrell City Manager City of Commerce
2011 - 2012 John Stevens Assistant to the Director City of San Antonio
2011 - 2012 Carmen White Diversity & Inclusion Manager Greensfelder, Hemker, & Gale, PC
2009 - 2010 Megan Dodge Assistant Director City of San Antonio
2009 - 2010 Megan Wright Former Special Project Manager City of San Antonio
2009 - 2010 Phil Rodriguez City Manager City of Brighton
2007 - 2008 Nadia Chandler Assistant City Manager City of Dallas
2007 - 2008 Jennifer Ramirez Executive Management Analyst City of San Antonio
2007 - 2008 Catherine Tkachyk Chief Innovation & Performance Officer Cuyahoga County
2007 - 2008 Lauren Quinlan Senior Program Manager  Corporation for Supportive Housing

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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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: 

  1. Review of Qualifications 
  2. Invitation to respond to supplemental questions 
  3. Phone Interviews 
  4. Onsite Interviews 
  5. Final selections made in April/May

More Information

For more information about the program contact Joel Jenks, Executive Recruiter for the City of San Antonio.