The Municipal Forum of New York, Inc.
Urban Leadership Fellows Program 2020
The Urban Leadership Fellows
(ULF) Program is sponsored by The Municipal Forum of New York, Inc., and
managed by Futures and Options. The
purpose of the six-week, paid internship program is to enable New York City
high school seniors to gain valuable hands-on work experience and training in
the municipal finance industry.
- This is a competitive program with limited spaces available. The priority application deadline is Friday, January 24, 2020. The final application deadline is Friday, February 28, 2020.
- Please attach the following documents when submitting your
- Your resume
- A 500 word personal
essay that tells us about you. (The
essay can be one you have sent to colleges.)
- Interviews will take place in late January, February, March and early April.
- Candidates will be notified of their acceptance into the program
by the end of April.
The ULF Program is open to
high school SENIORS only. The criteria for selection include:
A strong interest
in a career in finance, business, law, government and/or public policy
work full-time for the duration of the six-week, paid internship in addition to
a few afternoons in June
A 3.0 GPA or
Strong verbal and
written English skills
Internship Program Dates:
This is a full-time, six-week paid internship program, which runs from Monday, June 29, 2019 through Friday,
August 7, 2020 and will include four mandatory training and orientation events
during the month of June and career-readiness workshops during the program,
including a field trip to Washington, D.C.
Hours of work: Interns work
about 40 hours per week, with their specific hours determined by the site
supervisors. Interns are expected to be
on time each day and work the required number of hours. Appropriate attire is
determined by each internship site and supervisor.
Orientation and Career Development Workshops
Before the interns begin at
their internship sites, they are required to attend two Futures and Options
orientations, an opening breakfast with their internship supervisors and a full
day of “Municipal Bond School.” Students
must also attend a two-part seminar on presentation and public speaking skills and
additional Futures and Options career development workshops.
Futures and Options
120 Broadway, Suite 1019, New
York, NY 10271
P. 212.601.0002; F.
Meghan Becker, Program Manager
Monet Bryant, Program Coordinator
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