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Governor's Management Fellowship

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Governor Haslam

The Tennessee Governor’s Management Fellowship is a two-year fellowship to give some of our nation’s best and brightest the opportunity to serve this state and its citizens.

Tennessee is fortunate to have many public servants already working hard to make Tennessee a great place to live, work, and raise a family. This fellowship will attract recent graduates to work in the office of Customer Focused Government and alongside the state’s top executive leaders. Fellows will gain management experience and directly contribute to the continued improvement of state government.

I truly believe public service is an honorable calling and among the most worthwhile opportunities open to the citizens of this nation. It is an exciting time in Tennessee, and I hope you’ll consider applying to serve this great state.


About the Fellowship

The Tennessee Governor’s Management Fellowship is a prestigious and highly competitive fellowship awarded to exceptional applicants who wish to serve and learn with the state of Tennessee’s top executive leaders. The nonpartisan program is open to recent graduates demonstrating outstanding academic achievement, a genuine passion for serving their community and remarkable character and leadership abilities.

The gifted and highly-motivated fellows are awarded the unique opportunity to spend two years working full-time for senior and top-ranking government officials. After spending six months on initial statewide projects, fellows are assigned to one of Tennessee’s 23 cabinet level departments, where they will serve directly under the respective commissioner. Fellows also participate in an 18-month leadership development program, attend events with the state’s top public and private sector leaders and assume responsibility on important statewide and departmental initiatives.

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