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Coro Fellowship

The Coro Fellowship Program is a full-time, nine month, graduate-level experiential leadership training program that prepares diverse, talented and committed individuals for effective and ethical leadership in the public affairs arena. Unconventional by traditional academic standards, the Fellows Program is rigorous and demanding, an unparalleled opportunity for personal and professional growth.

Fellows are assigned to a Center in one of five locations: Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and St. Louis. Throughout the nine months, each Fellow participates in a series of full-time projects across a variety of sectors in public affairs, including a final independent project of the Fellow’s choosing. Fellows' community learning is supplemented by group seminars; rigorous skills training and individual and group project work assignments.

Coro works closely with Fellows to:

  • Develop and enhance competencies in public speaking, organizational skills, negotiation/mediation, meeting facilitation and critical thinking.
  • Develop group-working skills in a unique diverse environment. Fellows learn how to solve common problems, take responsibility for each other’s learning, and provide each other with continuous feedback, evaluation and encouragement.
  • Understand how the different sectors of society work and interact with each other. This is accomplished by placing Fellows in agencies such as government, business, media, non-profit, labor unions and political campaigns.

Who is a typical Coro Fellow?

Coro Fellows represent a broad range of academic, work, cultural, racial and economic backgrounds, ages and interests. What they share is a commitment to positive change in their communities throughout their lives and careers. They are emerging innovators in business, policy and government who demonstrate exceptional leadership through their accomplishments, curiosity and civic involvement.

Who should apply?
Coro is looking for people who have demonstrated some leadership either academically, or within a community and have an interest in public affairs. In addition, Coro looks for the following qualities: ability to work within a diverse group, commitment to public service, flexibility and intellectual curiosity.

For more information and to apply, visit the Coro Fellowship website.

Last updated: October 2017

Fields of Study:

  • Arts and Creative Fields
  • Business and Law
  • Education
  • Health
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Social Sciences and Humanities


  • Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, or St. Louis

Program Type:

  • Professional Opportunity
  • Service


  • US Citizen
  • US National or Permanent Resident

Program Length:

  • Nine Months


  • January 

Degree Level:

  • Post UG
  • Graduate