CORO FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION

Before you apply, please sign up to learn more by completing our interest form.
INTEREST FORM
APPLICATION STEPS
  1. Complete a brief interest form that provides Coro with basic contact information.
  2. Fill out a full online application by January 11, 2022 at 11:59pm PST. The online application requires:
  • Background and contact information
  • Resume
  • Written essays (2)
  • 1-minute video submission explaining “Why Coro?”
  • Reference forms (2)
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary academic institutions you have attended (unofficial transcripts are accepted)
TIMELINE

Based on a review of the written application materials, Coro invites 36 finalists to attend a daylong assessment, Selection Day, at each Coro location in March. Candidates are notified in February if they are selected as finalists. Finalists attend the Selection Day at the Center that reviewed their application. More information on Selection Day is provided to finalists upon notification in February.

Fellows classes are selected from among the finalists based on numerous factors, including: skills and abilities of the individual; diversity of experiences and perspectives among class members; ability of Fellows to learn from and work with each other; regional leadership needs; and others. Invitations to successful candidates to join the Coro Fellows Program are extended in April. Centers also maintain a list of alternates who may receive an invitation to join the program later.

 

January 11, 2022 Application deadline
Early Feb. 2022 Selection Day finalists notified
March 2022 Selection Days in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and St. Louis.
April 2022 Final selection notifications
Aug./Sept. 2022 Coro Fellows Program begins
May/June 2023 Fellows Program graduation ceremony
REFERENCE FORMS

To apply to the Coro Fellows Program, we require two reference forms. Recommenders can access the forms through this link. There are two options to submit reference forms:

  • Applicants may upload one or both reference forms themselves in PDF format in our full application.
  • Recommenders may email reference forms directly in PDF format to corofellowship@gmail.com.
ESSAYS
Essay 1: What significant personal and/or professional factors have most informed your present outlook? How do these impact your relationship to your community or communities? (500 word limit)

Essay 2: Briefly describe a high stakes situation in which you exercised leadership. What was your role, what did you do that had an impact on the success or failure of the group, and what did you learn about yourself? How does this reflect your approach to leadership? (500 word limit)

1-MINUTE VIDEO

Record a video of yourself explaining how your participation in the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs will equip you to realize your leadership or professional aspirations. You should be the only person in the video, and the video shouldn’t contain edits or additional effects. Only the first 60 seconds of the video will be considered.

LOCATIONS
The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs will be offered in five cities in 2020-21: Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and St. Louis.


 

LOS ANGELES

Accepts applications from individuals nationwide. If unsure of your desired Coro location, this center will process undecided applicants in Arizona, California (Southern), Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kansas.

CONTACT

Callie Spaide
callie@corola.org
(213) 267-6497
1000 N. Alameda Street, Suite 240
Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

NEW YORK

Accepts applications from individuals nationwide. This center will be the point of contact for interested candidates from New Jersey and Connecticut who are undecided about their center location preference.

CONTACT

Eddie Shiomi
eddie@coro.nyc
(917) 698-3121
42 Broadway, Suite 1827-35
New York, NY 10004

 

PITTSBURGH

Accepts applications from individuals nationwide. If unsure of your desired Coro location, this center will process undecided applicants in Connecticut, D.C., Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, West Virginia, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Tennessee, and Kentucky.

CONTACT

Christian Moore
cmoore@coropittsburgh.org
412-427-5360
26 South 27th St
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

 

SAN FRANCISCO

Accepts applications from individuals nationwide. If unsure of your desired Coro location, this center will process undecided applicants in Alaska, California (Northern), Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana.

CONTACT

Jeanette Freiberg
jfreiberg@coronorcal.org
(415) 986-0521 x700
233 Sansome Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94104

 

ST. LOUIS

Accepts applications from individuals nationwide.

CONTACT

Samantha Babb
sbabb@umsl.edu
(612) 701-7267

ELIZABETH’S STORY

“Graduate school was a great experience for me but it pales in comparison to the value of the Coro Fellows program.”