The St. Louis Urban Fellows Program is a signature initiative of the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement that enables recent college graduates to contribute to civic efforts in the region while honing their understanding of urban issues and professional skills. With seed funding from the Equifax Foundation and the Gephardt Institute, the 10-month fellowship combines placements in city government with a cohort experience that explores the evolving and complex challenges facing urban environments.
The Fellowship experience is a unique opportunity to learn about local government while contributing to civic efforts in the St. Louis region. A growing number of Washington University students have passion, energy and skills to contribute to local government in new and innovative ways, and a desire to stay in St. Louis after graduation. The inaugural fellowship year, sponsored by the Equifax Foundation, begins in early August with a comprehensive orientation to the City.