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Capital City (Washington DC) Fellows Program

The Capital City Fellows Program (CCFP) is a mayoral initiative to attract recent graduates of master's degree programs in public administration, public policy, urban planning and related fields to work for the city of Washington, DC. Candidates compete for 18-month fellowship appointments during which they may complete three six-month rotations in different city agencies, including: the Office of the Chief of Staff, Department of Human Resources, Department of Planning, Department of Transportation, Department of Forensic Sciences, Department of General Services, the Department of Energy and Environment, among many others.

Capital City Fellows receive an initial appointment in the Excepted Service pay schedule (ES-0301-4) at a salary of fifty-six thousand eight hundred twenty-one ($56,821) for the first year with a 4 percent increase in the second year contingent upon a satisfactory performance rating and funding. Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the District of Columbia government's retirement plan.


mid April

Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: None

Graduate: Students completing Masters degrees or recent Masters recipients

Award Type:

Award Period:
Post Graduate School

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Public Policy, Public Planning

Additional Qualifications:
Minimum 3.5 GPA

Last Updated:
June 12, 2017

Last Updated: 9/12/17