City of Cleveland, Cleveland Foundation announce partnership around 2022-23 Public Service Fellowship

Cohort to assist Mayor Justin Bibb’s new administration

Release Date: 2.10.2022
2021-22 Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellows

2021-22 Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellows

CLEVELAND – The City of Cleveland and the Cleveland Foundation today announced a partnership that will place a cohort of the foundation’s 2022-23 Public Service Fellows at City Hall to assist with Mayor Justin M. Bibb’s administration.

“Cleveland has a pipeline of talent in our civic sector,” said Mayor Bibb. “We are excited to welcome the cohort of Public Service Fellows to the City and look forward to partnering with the Cleveland Foundation to create new pathways to engage young people in local government.”

Launched in 2016, the fellowship immerses talented, emerging leaders from across the country in the work of Cleveland’s public sector, providing them an opportunity to develop their skills, enhance their networks, and jump-start a career in public service while contributing to the day-to-day workings of the city’s government.

“With November’s election marking the first mayoral change since the inception of our Public Service Fellowship, we saw this as a unique opportunity for this group of rising leaders to work with the new administration,” said Ronn Richard, Cleveland Foundation president & CEO. “This is a wonderful chance for a cohort of recent college graduates to lend their skills and experiences, while having a marked impact in our city as they receive mentorship from the talented professionals at City Hall.”

The fellowships are 12-month, full-time paid placements that include a $40,000 salary with health benefits. To be eligible, candidates must be college graduates who have earned their undergraduate degrees between spring 2019 and spring 2022. A wide range of degrees and areas of study are welcomed.

The application period is open now through Monday, March 7, and offers will be extended by the end of April. To learn more or to apply, visit

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