Economic Development Fellowship Information Session
To view the information session from March 7th to learn more about the Economic Development Post-Graduate Fellowship click below.

The Taubman Center for State and Local Government is committed to accelerating improved economic development opportunities and outcomes across the United States. A key component of that work involves developing future economic development leaders from diverse backgrounds by creating pathways for them to leadership roles in economic development.   

The Taubman Center is thrilled to announce its second annual post-graduate economic development fellowship! This fellowship is a yearlong, competitively paid fellowship for a graduating HKS student to work full-time with a state, county, or city economic development agency. This opportunity is specifically open to HKS students who are graduating in the spring of 2024. 

Placement: This year, the State of Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) will be the host agency, located in Denver, CO. This decision is based on the State’s commitment to advancing more equitable and inclusive economic development, the landscape of diverse businesses in urban and rural communities, including entrepreneurs of color, and the deep interest and commitment to collaborate on this fellowship by the State’s senior leaders and economic development team. 

Arrangement and Compensation: One fellow will be selected to serve full-time for one year starting this summer (specific start date negotiated between the fellow and State OEDIT), hired directly by the State of Colorado, with an expectation to relocate to and work from Denver during the fellowship. The fellow will be paid a salary of $100,000 and will receive State of Colorado employee benefits.


Applications are now closed for 2024.

For any questions, please contact the Taubman Center's Economic Development Program Manager, Lara Gale: 
Thank you for your interest in applying for the HKS Taubman Center Economic Development Post-Graduate Fellowship! 

To review the information session from March 7th, click here! To view the information session, click here (you must log-in with your Harvard Key).