Coro Fellows

The Fellows Program is a nine-month, full-time, graduate-level leadership training program that prepares early career professionals and recent graduates for effective and ethical leadership. The Northern California program runs from August to June and takes place in the San Francisco Bay Area. There are additional CORO Fellow programs in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis.

The Fellows Program is founded on CORO’s unique curriculum of core leadership skills training paired with real-world experiences. Utilizing the urban environment as a classroom, CORO Fellows gain hands-on experience in order to develop an understanding of complex public issues, organizational analysis, collaborative communication, and problem solving. Though unconventional by traditional academic standards, the Fellows Program in Public Affairs is rigorous and demanding.

In addition to substantive skill-building and personal growth, Fellows also benefit from inclusion in an extensive professional network. CORO boasts over 10,000 alumni who represent all sectors of business, government, and community organizations.

CORO has partnered with a number of graduate institutions across the country to offer special credit, scholarships, and admissions consideration to CORO Fellows upon completion of the program.

Partnerships include
University of Southern California, USC Price School
The New School, Milano School of Management and Urban Policy
Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz School of Public Policy
Washington University (St. Louis), Brown School of Social Work
University of San Francisco, Graduate Program in Public Affairs & Practical Politics

Other CORO Centers
CORO National
CORO Los Angeles

CORO New York
CORO Pittsburg
CORO St. Louis

Questions? Download our Frequently Asked Questions below or email for more information about the Fellows Program.

To start your CORO journey, click here to fill out a pre-application. 
For more information on other centers' CORO Fellows Program, click here to visit the Fellows Program website.

CORO Fellows Program FAQ's

Fellows Program Components

Field Placements
Focus Weeks