CORO FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION

Before you apply, please sign up to learn more by completing our interest form.
INTEREST FORM

The application period for the 2022-23 Fellows cohort has ended

APPLICATION STEPS
  1. Complete a brief interest form that provides Coro with basic contact information.
  2. Fill out a full online application. The next application will open in summer of 2022, and close in January of 2023. 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 2023 Application deadline 
Early Feb. 2023 Selection Day finalists notified
March 2023 Selection Days in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and St. Louis.
April 2023 Final selection notifications
Aug./Sept. 2023 Coro Fellows Program begins
May/June 2024 Fellows Program graduation ceremony
REFERENCE FORMS

To apply to the Coro Fellows Program, we require two reference forms. Reference forms will be available when the application becomes live in summer of 2022. 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 2022-23: 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), Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Mississippi, and U.S. Virgin Islands.

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. If unsure of your desired Coro location, this center will process undecided applicants in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey.

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 D.C., Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia.

CONTACT

John Dominguez
recruitpgh@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, American Samoa, California (Northern), Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Colorado, Texas, and Oklahoma.

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. If unsure of your desired Coro location, this center will process undecided applicants in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.

CONTACT

Samantha Babb
sbabb@umsl.edu
(612) 701-7267
1 University Boulevard, SSB 430
St. Louis, MO 63121-4400

ELIZABETH’S STORY

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