Yes. During the first few weeks of the Fellowship, the selected Management Fellow will meet with all City Manager’s Office staff as well department directors. The hope is that the Fellow will use these opportunities to discuss the challenges and opportunities involved in the daily operations of a major American city. Opportunities also exist to tour the City’s major facilities.
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No, the Management Fellowship goes beyond the limits of a traditional internship. The program is a municipal management training program that offers an intense and fulfilling 12-month fellowship designed to provide successful Fellows a jump start on a career in local government.
Generally not. The Management Fellowship begins in early June. On occasion, however, alternative arrangements can be made. Start dates should be discussed before the conclusion of the interview process.
Applicants are judged on a variety of factors, including academic background, previous work and volunteer experience, career goals and potential for excellence.
The Fellow will be based in the City Manager’s Office but work on projects throughout the organization and across a range of departments. Assignments are matched to the particular Fellow’s interests and skill set while also continuously tasking Fellows with challenging, high-level projects. On occasion, a Fellow may even have the opportunity to identify his/her own projects.
Typically, Management Fellows are responsible for directing their own time and coordinating their own schedules. At times, however, a Fellow may be asked to perform a variety of tasks or projects such as standing meetings.
The City does not guarantee employment to Fellows at the conclusion of the program; however, Fellows who successfully complete the 12-month program are well prepared to compete for management positions within the City of Newport News and outside of the organization.
The 2020-2021 annual salary for the Management Fellows Program is $38,000-$44,000. The salary is non-negotiable.
The Management Fellow is considered a full-time employee and will receive a comprehensive package including sick leave, health insurance (medical, dental, and vision), and one week of vacation.
No. The selected Management Fellow is responsible for his/her own relocation and housing expenses.
For program questions, email Eoghan “Owen” Miller with the City Manager’s Office.