Schoolwide Fellowships and Internships


Schoolwide Fellowships and Internships

Thanks to the generous support of alumni and friends who have provided gifts and endowments over the years, the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs is able to provide a number of fellowships and internships to Public Policy, Social Welfare, and Urban Planning students. These competitive awards range from modest stipends to one year of tuition remission.

See a list of previous Bohnett Fellowship recipients

See a list of other previous Schoolwide fellowship recipients

Notice: All applications to be considered must be submitted to For access to CCLE site, email and note “Invite to CCLE” in subject line.


Full-year Fellowships

The Los Angeles City Mayor’s Fellowship Program at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs – known as the The David Bohnett Fellowship Program – offers hands-on working experience in the Office of the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles to exceptionally promising UCLA Luskin graduate students. This competitive program selects outstanding students to collaborate with UCLA faculty and senior executives in the Mayor’s office, transforming scholarship into real-world experience at the heart of one of the most diverse cities in the world. This one-year fellowship is made possible by the generous support of the David Bohnett Foundation. Click here for more information, and note: the application deadline is February 27.

The UCLA Luskin Leadership Fellows Program offers a high-level apprenticeship program in a selected organization for exceptional Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning graduate students. Fellows are assigned to work on research, policy, advocacy and/or applied projects tailored to the students’ tracks of study and consistent with the mission and goals of the organization. This one-year fellowship is with the Los Angeles County Commission Human Relations (click for job description) and is made possible by the generous support of the Weingart Foundation. Click here for more information, and note: the application deadline is March 6

For full-year fellowships, student fellows receive tuition remission (non-residents receive funds equal to the resident amount which are applied toward non-resident tuition) for the academic year as well as a full-time paid summer position that becomes part-time to the end of the academic year. Fellows work under the direct supervision of a senior member of the organization’s staff with guidance from their faculty advisor.

Summer Fellowships and Internships

Michael S. Dukakis Internship Program
Professor Michael Dukakis spearheaded this privately funded internship program to provide UCLA Luskin masters’ students with first-hand public service experience in government. As power shifts from Washington, DC to the state and local level, the need for talented public servants has never been greater. The Michael S. Dukakis Internship Program provides stipends for UCLA Luskin masters’ students serving in non-partisan internships in government with a special emphasis on California. Click here for more information.

Torang Jahan Fellowship for Globalization Studies
The Torang Jahan Fellowship for Globalization Studies was established by a UCLA alumna to “encourage students to write original and creative papers that will look into globalization from any aspect, and come up with ideas to change or make policies that in turn help the underdeveloped nations take advantage of globalization.” Click here for more information.

Monica Salinas Latino Fellowship
The Monica Salinas Latino Fellowship is awarded to continuing graduate students at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs who have an interest in public policy issues affecting the Latino community. Of particular interest are the contributions and achievements of the emerging Hispanic community as it plays an increasingly important role in this country's social, economic, cultural and political life. Click here for more information.

Edward Hildebrand Fellowship
Established in 2001, the Canadian Studies Program at UCLA fosters a better understanding of Canadian society and its relationship with the United States. The Edward Hildebrand Fellowship’s ambition is to train a new breed of policy-makers knowledgeable about Canadian society and well-versed in Canada-U.S. relations and affairs. Click here for more information.

Timothy Papandreou Fellowship Award
The Tim Papandreou Fellowship was established by Urban Planning alumnus Timothy Papandreou. This fellowship is intended to reward a promising student who demonstrates excellence through innovative and dynamic projects. This fellowship is open to all students enrolled in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. To apply, submit a resume, transcript, and two-page statement addressing the above criteria. Click here for more information.