Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs

Coro is looking for outstanding applicants for the 2012-2013 Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs. We seek motivated candidates from all disciplines and careers. We kindly request your partnership in reaching out to accomplished individuals who have demonstrated an aptitude for leadership and commitment to public affairs. Please circulate the summary below to your networks, listservs, and any other prospective applicants. If you would prefer a brief newsletter summary, please let me know.

The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a nine-month, post graduate, leadership training program where Fellows gain experience and a professional network through work in the government, nonprofit, labor, political, and business sectors. The main components of the program are consultancy projects and seminars. The deadline is Friday, January 20, 2012. To learn more about the Coro Fellows Program, click here.


Thank you in advance for making this opportunity available to others. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at the information listed below.



Yolanda De La Paz

Director of External Relations

Coro Center for Civic Leadership –  415.986.0521 x 103
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Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs


Program Overview
Founded in 1947, the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a nine-month, full-time, graduate-level program that introduces participants to all aspects of public affairs. The Program combines direct experience, interaction with decision-makers, and development in analytical, group, and communication skills. Unconventional by traditional academic standards, the Coro Fellows Program is rigorous and demanding. The Fellows Program is offered in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and St. Louis.
Cited by Princeton Review as one of the top ten fellowships in the country, the Coro Fellows Program familiarizes participants to all facets of the public affairs arena through field placements, weekly seminars, interviews, and focus weeks.


Field Placements Each Fellow works in a series of month long projects for a government agency, political campaign, business, labor union, and non-profit organization
Seminars Skill-based seminars teach negotiation, facilitation, consensus building, public speaking, and project management to hone analytical skills.
Interviews Fellows conduct hundreds of interviews with prominent leaders to inform their learning of public affairs and expand on their network.
Focus Weeks Week long immersions explore a sector or area, such as state government, agriculture, media, and technology.


Monthly stipends and tuition scholarships are available based on documented financial need.

Applying to the Fellows Program
Coro seeks bright, self-motivated individuals. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience is required and post-graduate academic study or work is encouraged. Fellows come from all academic disciplines, careers, and racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.


Based on a review of applications, Coro will invite finalists to attend Selection Day in March. Sixty four Fellows are selected and will be placed in one of five Coro Centers in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, or St. Louis.


Completed applications are due by FRIDAY, JANUARY 20th, 2012. In order to apply for the program you must first fill out a pre-application.


Applications will be submitted online, you can access the application here.  If you have any questions, please contact or 415.986.0521 ext.103


Coro Information Sessions

You are invited to get an in depth look at the program and have your questions answered by Coro Fellows alumni themselves. Please visit this link to register for a Coro Fellows Webinar Info session. In addition, there will be a Coro Fellows Open House at the Coro Center for Civic Leadership in San Francisco, on Thursday, December 8th from 6:30-8:00pm. Please contact for details.


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