Apply Now! Cookingham-Noll Management Fellowship

“The fellowship is a unique opportunity to see Kansas City from all different perspectives – from high-level managers to field employees, across all departments. By the end of the fellowship, I felt like I had gained a 360 degree view of the city that allowed me to pursue many different career paths within the organization.”

– Kate Bender, Senior Performance Analyst, City of Kansas City, MO.

Apply for the Fellowship by November 28, 2016


The Cookingham-Noll Management Fellowship is a two year experience that offers recent graduates of public administration (or related) Master’s programs a two year experience that gives fellows a “360-degree tour of the city.” This includes rotations in the City Manager’s Office, the Office of Management and Budget, and other departments of their choice. Fellows will also attend and participate in several meetings each week with the City Manager and other City leadership throughout their time as a fellow. This is a 2 year term, full-time, paid position with the City.

The fellowship is one of the longest running in the country and has provided a great learning opportunity to over 100 city management fellows to date. Our alumni have gone on to rewarding jobs within municipal, state, and federal government, as well as not for profit organizations. Kansas City is committed to making its fellowship the best in the country and ensures its fellows receive an advanced learning experience by contributing to meaningful projects. The two year opportunity will prove demanding, and highly valuable for fellows, as they develop skills, informed perspectives, and relationships that further their career in city management.


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