The City of Rochester’s Urban Fellows Program provides talented graduate and undergraduate students an introduction to the governance, operations, and administration of City government. Through a combination of work experience, seminars, trainings, volunteer service, and tours, students are provided a unique opportunity to learn about City government as well as contributing to our on-going effort to make Rochester the best mid-sized City in the U.S. in which to live, raise a family, visit, and grow a business.
The City offers a variety of fellowship experiences for students enrolled in an accredited academic program.
Please note that preference is given to applicants who are City residents and/or graduated from a high school in the City.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
Conducts management surveys and studies of the operation of City agencies, involving analysis
of organizational structure, manpower and resource requirements, forms design, operational and accounting systems, utilization of equipment and other related aspects of administrative management;
Implements research designs by analyzing background information and goals of the project to recommend possible research designs;
Reviews current policies and procedures and recommends changes as appropriate;
Applies statistical techniques to analyze research findings and prepares recommendations based
on the results;
Prepares correspondence to outside agencies to gather information for comparative studies and to citizens to respond to inquiries;
Writes and presents narrative reports which present the results and conclusions from assigned research.