The John D. Solomon Fellowship for Public Service was established by the family and friends of the late John D. Solomon, who was an accomplished journalist on homeland security and other public policy issues, and devoted much of his career to public service. He was also an active member of his local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and a passionate advocate of emergency preparedness and resilience.
The John D. Solomon Fellowship Program is the first student fellowship in New York City government devoted specifically to emergency management. The program provides an opportunity for ten graduate students in the New York City area to complete a nine-month paid fellowship (15- 20 hours per week) at a New York City government agency or non-profit organization. Each fellow will receive a $4,000 stipend, will be placed within the emergency management unit at their assigned agency, and will participate in special programs with other fellows. Fellows will also be given access to, and encouraged to complete, the New York City Office of Emergency Management certificate program. Through their work, fellows gain invaluable, first-hand experience working with City agencies and non-profits in the critical and growing field of emergency management.
Possible placements include:
• NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
• NYC Department for the Aging
• NYC Fire Department
• NYC Department of Education
• NYC Police Department
• NYC Emergency Management Management Department
• NYC Department of Homeless Services
• American Red Cross of Greater New York
Please note that applicants must be in a graduate or PhD program from Sept. 2017 - May 2018 to be eligible for the fellowship. Additionally, this is an in-person fellowship. While there are no residency requirements, applicants must be able to commute to NYC at least 2-3 days per week for the duration of the fellowship (September 2017-May 2018).
Applications must be received by midnight, Friday, March 31, 2017. Only completed applications will be considered. A completed application consists of the following survey and a copy of your resume emailed to Fellowship staff will confirm receipt of full application. While subject to change, finalists will be notified by Wednesday, April 5, 2017. For more information, please visit