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Mayor's Office Public Policy Fellowship

The 2023 Mayor's Public Policy Fellowship Program will feature a cohort of 10 graduate student focusing on public policy or a related field who will develop public policy and programs for the public good that supports Mayor Harrell's One Seattle vision. 

Fellows can expect meaningful analytical or research-based work with a clearly defined focus and expected outcomes and the opportunity to serve our community. In addition to working on exciting projects throughout the City, Fellows will meet and network with City leaders and key policymakers to support their public service careers. 

If interested in multiple fellowship positions, applicants should apply to each posting individually. Apply by January 10, 2023.

Learn more about Fellowship qualifications, application process, and timeline.

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Open Positions

Fellowship positions must be applied for individually, if interested in multiple positions applicants should apply to each posting individually. Fellowships are based in City departments but coordinated through the Mayor's Office.

Apply by January 10, 2023

  1. City Budget Office – Develop a Civic Resarch Agenda prioritizing human-centered design and detailed interviews.

  2. Seattle Parks and Recreation – Research and develop qualitative performance metrics for recreation programming.

  3. Human Services Department – Research and develop harm reduction models to support staff who work with trauma victims.

  4. Human Services Department – Analyze behavioral health crisis response efforts among Seattle area service prvodiers.

  5. Seattle City Light – Strengthen connections between grid modernization planning and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

  6. Seattle Department of Transportation – Develop solutions to reduce transportation emissions while strengthening communities.

  7. Seattle Department of Transportation – Develop strategies to integrate micro mobility with public transit and transportation planning.

  8. Office of Housing – Improve data accessibility towards the creation of a public dashboard with performance metrics.

  9. Seattle Department of Human Resources – Research and analyze efficacy and impact of City mentorship program.

  10. Office of Sustainability and Environment – Plan, manage, and impliment communications campaign for City climate initiatives.

For More Information: contact Sandra Wong at

Mayor Bruce Harrell

Address: 600 4th Ave, Seattle, WA, 7th Floor, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 94749, Seattle, WA, 98124-4749
Phone: (206) 684-4000

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