has for 30 years—equipped those leading our city with the resources they need to understand how decisions are made, how complex policies are shaped, and how to influence meaningful change. Using the city as a classroom, Coro Fellows learn through interactions with private, public, and nonprofit decision-makers and work as a group to develop critical thinking, analytical, governance and leadership skills. Coro Fellows join an unparalleled community of engaged alumni and leave the program with an understanding of how New York City works and with the knowledge and skills to make it better.

Coro Fellows explore the public affairs arena by examining the complicated interplay between individuals, groups, and institutions. The program demands stamina, rigorous thinking and analysis, and a deeply self-reflective approach to learning. Through their group work, placements and other activities, Fellows seek to better understand the systems that influence how New York City functions, as well as how an individual’s personal values, biases, and approach to working with others can shape their impact and the outcomes they achieve.

The Coro Fellows Program in New York has four major components: field placements, seminars, leadership breakfasts, and focus weeks.

Rotational Work Placements allow Fellows to gain direct exposure to varied sectors and institutions in New York City and offer participants the opportunity to build robust professional networks. Each Fellow completes a government, campaign, labor, business and nonprofit placement and is responsible for delivering a high quality project to each organization at which he/she works.

Weekly Seminars build self-awareness, inquiry and critical thinking skills, introducing Fellows to tools and frameworks that increase their ability to successfully contribute to an effective and collaborative group and lead change. Additionally, seminars allow Fellows to explore the city through experiential activities that help them better understand New York neighborhoods, organizations and key policy issues facing the city.

Leadership Interviews offer Fellows access to an influential cross-section of city leaders, helping them gain insight and diverse perspectives on the challenges of leadership. These closed-door sessions provide Fellows with the rare opportunity to explore the motivation, method and logic of the individuals shaping our city’s future.

Focus Weeks immerse Fellows in the exploration of a single topic for a full week. Topics include New York state government, media, public finance and communications.

Interested in applying? Sign up for a webinar!

Join Coro staff and alumni of the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs to learn more about the application process and to answer your questions about the Fellowship. 

October 29, 2019


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“Coro profoundly altered the way I think about how to lead an organization and how to do good in the world. It has given me the tools to not only manage a large and complicated organization, but to keep it cutting edge nationally.” Greg Berman, '93

Executive Director, Center for Court Innovation

The Fellows Program in New York is generously supported by Accenture, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Capalino+Company, Goldman Sachs, HR&A Advisors, Related Companies, Scopia Capital Management, The May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, The Hudson Companies, and The Senator Roy M. Goodman Fund.
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