Bellevue's Management Fellowship is a career development opportunity designed to attract, develop and retain talented emerging professionals seeking meaningful opportunities to explore local government management and make a difference in our community. Bellevue is a "city in a park" that is also a high-tech hub and innovation center (about Bellevue).
The management fellowship provides talented, future leaders an intense and fulfilling opportunity filled with a wide range of opportunities for career and personal growth. This unique experience offers recent graduates of Public Administration (or related) master’s programs an opportunity to gain a holistic view of the workings of the city and includes rotations in the City Manager’s Office, the Finance Department and other departments, based on career interests. The fellow will receive coaching and mentoring from the city manager, deputy and assistant city managers, and other leaders in the organization.
Committed to the professional development of emerging local government professionals, the city hosts two fellows on a rotation and hires once yearly. A deputy or assistant city manager will oversee the fellowship, providing career guidance and insight into management and leadership styles. The fellowship operates for two years, starting in early July and ending in late-June. This is not an internship. Fellows are full-time, salaried city employees with full benefits.
For program questions, contact Nancy LaCombe. For application-related questions, contact the Human Resources Department at 425-452-6838.
The annual application period for the fellowship is typically six weeks, from mid-December to the end of January. Please visit the city’s job opportunities page after the application opening date to apply.
To be eligible for the fellowship, candidates must have completed the required coursework toward a master’s degree in Public Administration or related field by June of the current year.
Applicants should submit the following as part of their application:
- Cover letter stating interest and intent
- Current resume
- Response to policy analysis prompt (see job description)
- Graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts will be accepted)
Applicants will be evaluated based on commitment to public service, communication and analytical skills, and demonstrated leadership potential. The City of Bellevue supports workplace diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected status. As such, all applicant materials will have identifying information, including names, removed before evaluation.
Select candidates will be invited to participate in interviews for the position.