Please read all program information BEFORE applying to the program.

About the NYC Service Fellowship Program

The NYC Service Fellowship Program is a one year program that provides a unique opportunity to obtain practical government experience in the areas of volunteerism and service at the City level. 

The centerpiece of the program is a full-time professional work experience at NYC Service as Program/Initiative “Coordinators," to engage local residents in volunteerism, build partnerships to deepen and expand volunteer and service programs.

This is a one year program focused on a full-time work experience in City government. The 2022-2023 program year begins in late August or early September 2022, depending on the position.


Application Process

An unofficial transcript, resume, personal statement (750 words or less) are required to submit an application. Applicants must also list two references, who should expect to submit a reference letter. 

Deadline to apply is May 22, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST. We are no longer accepting applications.


  • May 30 - June 17 | Selected applicants are contacted for phone screening and virtual interviews. 
  • June 30 | All applicants are notified of their application status by this date and final candidates selected. 
  • August & September | NYC Service Coordinator Onboarding  
  • September | NYC Service Coordinator Orientation 


Service Coordinator Positions

Carefully review the open Service Coordinator positions for the 2022-2023 fellowship year by clicking each listed below or on right under "Related Documents" BEFORE you apply to the program. Positions include the following:

- Capacity Building Coordinator - City Agency Support

Capacity Building Coordinator – Community Support

- Digital Engagement Coordinator

National Service Professional Development Coordinator

- National Service Program Coordinator

- National Service Recruitment & Partnerships Coordinator

- Youth Strategies Coordinator

- National Service Operations Coordinator 


More information about the Fellowship

Compensation: NYC Service Coordinators in our program are paid a taxable stipend of $55,326 and receive a choice of paid health insurance plans (vision and dental not included).

Administrative Days: NYC Service Coordinators receive 12 “administrative days” (i.e. paid days off) during their time at NYC Service (one day for each month they work). Administrative days may be used for any requested days off (e.g. vacation, sick days, etc.).


  • NYC Service Coordinators, in addition to meeting all other stated requirements (please see Fellowship Eligibility here), should have one year of service-related experience (e.g. national service, volunteer experience/community service) and it does not need to be consecutive. Priority will be given to those who have completed a national service program, i.e. AmeriCorps State and National, VISTA, NCCC, etc. for some positions.
  • The experience is also designed for recent graduates, therefore individuals no more than four years out of an undergraduate or graduate program are strongly preferred.
  • If accepted in the NYC Service Fellowship Program, please note that you must be a City resident or become a City resident within 90 calendar days of the date of appointment.
  • The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy. The Adams Administration values diversity — in backgrounds and in experiences that is reflective of the city it serves. Applicants of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged and welcomed to apply.

  • As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.

For additional questions about the NYC Service Fellowship Program, please email us at