Fellowship Program

The WRCOG Public Service Fellowship Program is a professional development opportunity designed to provide undergraduate, graduate students, and recent graduates hands-on policy experience in local agencies in Western Riverside County.  This Fellowship is an opportunity for students to prepare for full-time employment in local government careers that help enrich the communities they live in. 

Please note that due to the impacts of COVID-19 and in the best interest of WRCOG's member agencies and Fellows, the 2020-2021 Fellowship cohort start date has been postponed from July 2020 to September 2020. Please reference the updated timeline below: 
  • April 2, 2020 – WRCOG Postpones 2020-2021 Fellowship Cohort 
  • July 31, 2020 – ALL Fellowship Applications Due
  • August 2020 – Fellowship Interviews, Selection, & Placement in Host Agencies
  • September 2020 – Fellowship Program Begins
  • May 2021 – Fellowship Program Concludes
2020-2021 Fellowship Program
WRCOG is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Fellowship Cohort! All applications are due by July 31, 2020. Please find the application materials below:

All application components should be submitted to Rachel Singer at rsinger@wrcog.us. For questions, please reference the Fellowship Frequently Asked Questions document. 

Fellowship Program benefits include compensation of $15/hour, professional training, advisor support, networking opportunities and more.

The Fellowship Experience 
Check out the featured Fellows for examples of the work and opportunities experienced in the Fellowship Program.

2019-2020 Fellowship Program 
The 2019-2020 Fellowship Cohort selected 13 Fellows placing them in WRCOG member agencies working in City Manager's offices, Economic Development, Planning, and Legislative positions.  Fellows typically serve for six to nine-month terms beginning in early summer and concluding in spring of the following year.