Willie L. Brown Fellowship Program


The Willie L. Brown, Jr. Fellowship Program is managed by the School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement and places students in prestigious semester-long internships in SF city and county agencies. Students from all majors are welcome to apply. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. 

Launched in 2008, the Fellowship provides SF State students who have faced barriers pursuing a college education with an opportunity to gain professional experience in the public sector while developing a lifelong commitment to public service. At the same time, the program provides San Francisco’s public agencies with a diverse, qualified and well-educated workforce.

Informational Sessions

Fellowship Co-Directors and alumni will talk about the program, their experiences, and answer questions.
Contact wbfellows@sfsu.edu to request print copies of the informational flyer.

For the Spring 2020 semester, Fellows will: (Applications for Fall 2019 have closed. Check back early fall for the next application round)

  • Intern 16 hours/week at a city agency
  • Participate in a 3-hour, 3-unit weekly professional development seminar
  • Receive a $3,000 stipend

For more information, eligibility requirements and how to submit an application:

  • Click here to the Fellowship Program website