The Center for Life Beyond Reed

Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs

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The Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs develops the next generation of aspiring change makers. Coro's mission is to strengthen the democratic system of self-governance by preparing individuals who, as citizens and leaders, will act constructively and competently to strengthen and improve their communities and society as a whole.

Founded in 1947, the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a nine-month, full-time, graduate-level program that introduces participants to all aspects of public affairs. The Program combines experiential learning, close interaction with key decision-makers, and development in analytical, group governance, and communication skills. Unconventional by traditional academic standards, the Coro Fellows Program is rigorous and demanding. The Fellows Program is offered in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and St. Louis.

While the program is 100% tuition free, monthly stipends and financial aid for living expenses are available based on documented financial need.


Bachelor's degree is required. Post-graduate academic study is also desirable.

Selection Criteria

Coro seeks bright, self-motivated individuals with a commitment to ethical and effective leadership. A bachelor’s degree is required and post-graduate academic study or work is encouraged. Fellows come from all academic disciplines, careers, and racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Based on a review of applications, Coro will invite finalists to attend Selection Day in March. Thirty-six Fellows are selected and will be placed in one of five Coro Centers in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, or St. Louis.

Application Procedure

Online application and details available on website.