The City of Memphis Urban Fellows Program is a year-round initiative that offers local college students the opportunity to intern with various divisions of the City of Memphis Government. Our mission is to develop the change agents of tomorrow, future City of Memphis leaders, and enhance the interaction of area college students with City government, all in support of retaining the best and brightest talent for Memphis. Urban Fellow Interns are paid $12/hr for their service to the City of Memphis.
The Urban Fellows intern completes challenging projects proposed by division leaders, which benefits the City of Memphis and the participant through mutual collaboration and input in solution building for our most pressing issues facing government today. Urban Fellows get firsthand knowledge and exposure to initiatives that help shape a more efficient and effective government. Past projects have included input from students on various strategic and administrative priorities including improving neighborhood watch programs, creating an online benefits-management portal, performing analysis of best recruitment strategies for the Spanish-speaking community, and recommend body-worn camera solutions in the Real Time Crime Center.
The Urban Fellows Program is for current college/graduate students or those who have graduated within the last two years.
Urban Fellow Interns are afforded the chance to earn college credit hours for their participation in the Urban Fellows Program. All documentation required for college credit must be completed by the student, with necessary support from their Mentor. Interns are expected to commit a minimum of 15 hours per week, a maximum of 28 hours, to their assigned service centers for the duration of the program.
Important Dates – Urban Fellows Fall Session 2022 *All dates are subject to change at the discretion of the program coordinator* Application Due Date: August 21
Orientation: September 12 Report to City Divisions: September 12 – November 18
The City of Memphis is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Office of Talent Management at email@example.com.