2, December 2019.


New York ,USA.

(Partially Funded)


David Bohnett Public Service Fellowship

Bohnett Fellows network with mayors from across the country and Bohnett Fellows from other schools when they attend the annual winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington DC accompanied by a faculty. Fellows also participate in a summer internship at the highest levels of NYC government or in the Mayor’s office of another US city through the US Conference of Mayors, which has an ongoing partnership with NYU Wagner.

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The Bohnett Fellowship, sponsored by the David Bohnett Foundation, allows outstanding masters students the opportunity to engage in the challenges of governing at the city level. The mission of the David Bohnett Foundation is to improve society through social activism. David Bohnett is a philanthropist and technology entrepreneur.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • MPA (Master of Public Administration).
  • MUP (Master of Urban Planning).

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

Two Years.

Those selected as fellowship semi-finalists will be invited to participate in Skype interviews in mid-to-late February 2020.

Those selected as fellowship finalists will be invited for an in-person interview with the Selection Committee in New York City in early April 2020. Those finalists who cannot travel to New York will be able to interview via Skype.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • An explicit interest in working for municipal governments to solve the most urgent social issue.
  • Highly articulate in both speaking and writing.
  • All applicants whose native language is not English and who did not receive either a bachelor’s or graduate degree from an English-speaking institution must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)- (For the Executive MPA for Global Policy Leadership and the MS in Public Policy programs, our minimum TOEFL Score is 109 and our minimum IELTS Score is 7.5.-For all other programs, our minimum TOEFL Score is 100 and our minimum IELTS Score is 7.0.
  • To be considered for the admission, Applicant should show the following: (Strong Academic History -Demonstrated Commitment to Public Service -Potential For Impact.-Work Experience).
  • Students entering an NYU Wagner master’s program are required to hold a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the U.S. or an equivalent degree from a foreign country.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

The Bohnett Fellowship Program provides a full tuition scholarship, as well as a $5,000 summer stipend and internship opportunity for two incoming MPA or MUP students each academic year.

How to Apply

First Step: Click on Apply now,click on create new account and choose your type of Application and the time then fill in those details:

  • Essay 1: What fuels your interest in a public service career?(500 words).
  • Essay 2: a challenge you encountered in your personal, professional, or academic life.(500 words).
  • Must submit the one-minute video essay in order to be considered.
  • Resume \ CV.

We encourage you to include information about the following additional activities:
Volunteer, public service, political, and/or civic work you have done.
Academic and professional honors, honorary societies, leadership and service awards.
Other professional activities.
Relevant publications.
Extracurricular activities.

  • 2 Letters of recommendation.
  • Uploaded files must be scanned copies of transcript(s) received from the college/university registrar OR electronic transcripts.
    Transcripts must include your full legal name and the name of the college or university attended.
  • Standardized test scores (Optional, but strongly recommended).

Second Step: Submit your application.

Note: Transcripts must be written in English. Word documents and HTML documents are not acceptable. An $85 application fee is required to process your application for admission.

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