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Urban Fellows

The Urban Fellows Program aims to enrich graduate student’s learning experience by introducing them to Miami-Dade County’s government in action. Students will participate in well-planned and organized practical projects that match their educational objectives, and in turn provide the county with a quality research and suggestions.

The Urban Fellows Program provides a non-paid, 15-week graduate level internship opportunity for selected candidates. Participants are assigned to a specific project and will have the leadership of a project supervisor, a member of senior management, who will guide them as they complete their assignment and learn more about their respective department.  Special projects for this program are in constant development.

Flexible hours will be accommodated to suit participant’s class schedules. Participants will receive free parking or metro pass.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

In order to participate in the Urban Fellows Program, a student must be currently enrolled in a graduate program, with an internship requirement or option as part of their curriculum.


While in the Urban Fellows Program, participants will be considered interns, assigned to a special project for 15 weeks. This is a non-paid, for credit only internship program.

Applying for the Program

Program requirements will be advertised through universities locally, and nationally, and applications will be received and processed by the program coordinator.  

The Urban Fellows Program is available during the Spring, Summer and Fall terms. Each applicant must submit application packages containing the following:

Only completed application packages will be accepted and considered.

Selection Criteria

The Urban Fellows Selection Committee reviews the applications and makes the final selections.

Applicants will be selected on the following criteria:

  • Potential for future professional growth
  • Commitment to a career in public service
  • Scholastic achievements
  • Work experience
  • Letters of recommendation

Program Completion

Project supervisors shall complete evaluations of participants at the end of the session. Participants are required to submit a written report to their project supervisor on the date assigned in order to receive recognition of completion. Exit interviews will be scheduled after submission of the project. Participation in the Urban Fellows Program commits neither party to the other upon completion of the program.

The County is committed to the development of future civic leaders, and through the Urban Fellows Program the County anticipates attracting dedicated and innovative students who will make a difference in Miami-Dade County.

Current Projects

Miscellaneous Performance Improvement Projects
Project Manager:  Jennifer Moon, Office of Management and Budget

Description:  The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) supports the County’s results-oriented government activities by maximizing the use of the County’s resources.  The Management Planning and Performance Analysis Division improves County operations by conducting management/operational and process reviews regularly.  Typically, project teams are assembled to tackle specific issues including organizational analysis, information and process flow, manpower/resource requirements, and methods improvements.

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