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City government can be one of the most rewarding places to work, but it can also be one of the most challenging environments to pursue and grow your career. Among the layers of bureaucracy, it becomes easy to lose sight of your aspirations for making a positive impact on your community. But City Hall Fellows believes that a dedicated, sustained, and talented local government workforce is essential to the future of our cities. We believe there is huge value in connecting passionate mentors and mentees to help prepare and inspire the next generation of civil servant leaders.
What makes the CHF Mentorship Program different?
Although there are many professional development opportunities, this program brings together our organization’s years of experience in organizing high caliber groups of developing professionals and helping them succeed in city governments through the right combination of inspiration, practical skills, and support from fellow professionals. We leverage unique working knowledge in the cities and regions where we have active alumni and supporters—knowledgeable, talented, and ambitious professionals that care about making an impact.
Our six-month mentorship program provides opportunities to meet other folks who share your passions and ambitions, learn skills and information to help you excel in your career, and build new professional connections. Our program events feature networking opportunities and guest speakers with leadership experience in local government.
Our Mentorship program is designed for new professionals already active within local government.
The Mentorship Program started in 2018 and has expanded City Hall Fellow’s ability to reach and support developing leaders within local government. Mentees get one-on-one interaction with more experienced professionals, opportunities for group interaction and reflection, as well as access to professional development resources tailored for new civil servants.
If you do not yet work in local government, and you are a recent college graduate looking to start your career, you may be interested in the San Francisco Fellows Program, hosted by the City and County of San Francisco. Visit the program website to learn more about this intensive, one-year fellowship program.
“It was an absolute pleasure to be part of this program. My mentor was extremely helpful in my recent application process for a role with the City of Sacramento. As such, this program was instrumental in my ability to finally transition to a job with a municipality. I am truly grateful.
– Christian Beltran, Senior Budget Analyst, City of Sacramento