San Francisco Fellows FY2021-2022

  • 1 S Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
  • Full-time
  • Fill Type: Permanent Exempt
  • Work Hours: Regular
  • Job Code and Title: 1801-Analyst Trainee

Company Description

The mission of the San Francisco Fellows program is to foster community stewardship by preparing recent college graduates and young professionals for roles in public service and administration.

Job Description


The Fellows program is a unique opportunity to work and learn about public administration in local government while working full time as a City employee.  Fellows work on various programs and projects that have a direct impact on City operations which spans a broad range of City functions and departments, involving analysis, planning, and program development. 

In addition to gaining valuable full-time professional work experience and skills such as leadership, communication, technical skills and other professional development, the cohort experience includes weekly learning sessions built into the Fellows' work schedule to provide a well-rounded, thorough introduction to San Francisco government operations, policies and strategies. 

Competitively selected applicants will join a cohort of up to 18 Fellows for an 11.5-month full-time work experience as City employees. Fellows will earn an annualized salary of approximately $60,000, plus health, dental, retirement and other benefits. 

We invite people who have had an undergraduate degree conferred within the past 5 years to apply for this highly selective program. Specific areas of study are not required. We are looking for enthusiastic, creative, hard-working individuals who are interested in experiencing public administration in service of the City and County of San Francisco.

Please visit for additional information and FAQs about the program.


Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited school conferred between May 1, 2016 and June 30, 2021.  Specific majors/fields of study is not required. 

IMPORTANT: Your application MUST include the following:

  • Responses to the questions in the essay questions packet that can be downloaded HERE
  • Undergraduate degree transcripts (unofficial/non-sealed are acceptable) that show your degree earned or will be earned between May 1, 2016 and June 30, 2021.
  • Resume

Essay Submission Instructions:

  1. Download Essay Packet
  2. Answer Essay Questions in Document
  3. Attach to "Additional Attachments" in application.
  4. Repeat Step 3 to attach Resume and Transcripts as "Additional Attachments"

You must complete essay packet before beginning the online application process. You cannot save application without the essay packet.


If you have any questions, email [email protected]

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Carol Isen - Human Resources Director