Human Resources

Human Resources

Riverside Fellow Program

Program History:

Work ProgramsThe Riverside Fellow Program, originally offered in the 1980s, was recently reauthorized by the City Council for the 2008-2009 fiscal year.


The Fellow Program is designed to attract, develop, and retain innovative and promising people for a public service career. The Riverside Fellow Program offers a one-year paid internship in City management. The City of Riverside fellowship is an annual program which begins in July and concludes the following June.

Fellowship participants benefit from a general introduction and intense orientation in City management and are considered key members of the City management team. Fellows are given assignments in critical areas that develop report writing, research, presentation, and analytical skills to prepare them for a successful career in City management. The City of Riverside is currently undergoing considerable transformation and strives to maintain its place as the leading city in the Inland Empire while fostering an environment of governmental transparency and optimization. Participants in the program will play an important role in this process

Who Can Participate?

The “best and brightest” graduate students in public administration, public policy, or related fields are encouraged to apply and compete for a one-year fellowship with the City of Riverside.

How To Get Involved:

The Human Resources Department coordinates the recruitment, selection, and placement for the Riverside Fellow Program under the “Fellow Trainee classification. The City of Riverside accepts applications for the Fellow Program each year in the Spring.

The Riverside Fellow Program is not funded for the 2009-2010 fiscal year. Please check our City Jobs page for a list of positions that are currently accepting applications.

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