Fellowship Program

The WRCOG Public Service Fellowship Program is a focused effort to equip the future local, public sector workforce. Designed for undergraduate seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates, participants gain hands-on public sector experience in local agencies in Western Riverside County.  Placement in one of WRCOG's member agencies is based off of a matching process where the interests and abilities of the selected Fellow are paired with an available opportunity at a particular host agency.

This Fellowship is an opportunity for participants to prepare for full-time employment in government careers that help enrich the local community.  Many Fellow alumni are gainfully employed throughout Western Riverside County, while others have pursued advanced degrees at prestigious universities, and much more. To date, there have been 75 Fellows trained Program over the past five years.

2021/2022 Fellowship Cohort
Recruitment for the 2021/2022 Fellowship cohort is now live! For more information, please view the Fellowship Flyer
To apply, please submit a complete application packet that includes:

  • Application
  • Cover letter & resume
  • University transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation
Complete applications should be submitted to fellowship@wrcog.us by Friday, September 24, 2021, by 5:00 p.m. PST.

Check out the timeline below for more details regarding the upcoming 2021/2022 cohort:

  • August 16, 2021:  Fellowship Applications Released
  • September 24, 2021:  Fellowship Applications Due
  • October 2021:  Fellow Interviews and Host Agency Matching
  • November 2021:  Program Onboarding
  • March 2022:  Halfway Check-In Meetings
  • August 2022: Fellowship Program Concludes
For questions regarding the Fellowship Program, please email fellowship@wrcog.us

The Fellowship Experience
Curious about what Fellows actually do during the program? Check out The Fellowship Experience booklet that showcases five Fellow alumni and their experiences in the Program.

The Fellowship Program is typically a nine-month commitment beginning in summer and concluding in the spring of the following year. All Fellows are paid and work 20 to 30 hours a week at their Host Agency. As an additional benefit, WRCOG also hosts monthly Professional Development Sessions, which provide informational and networking opportunities for participants.