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Spring 2024 Study Group

Putting the Pieces into Place for Cities to Make the Just Transition to a Climate Economy

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Learning and resources

Mayor Curtatone's Culture of Curiosity

Learn how city government can use data to improve performance in this teaching case from the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative.

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Student Opportunities

Applications open each Spring semester

City Hall Fellowships

Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative two-year paid fellowships in U.S. city halls for Harvard master's and professional degree graduates.

Applications open each Spring semester

Applications open each Spring semester
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Summer Fellowships

Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative ten-week work placements for current Harvard graduate students to focus on issues salient to mayors’ agendas.

Applications open each Spring semester

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Research Assistants

Our programs and individual faculty members offer semester and year-long RA positions.

Applications open each semester

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Summer Associates

Ten-week work placements for current Harvard students to work with our programs and faculty, supporting research and projects.

Applications open each spring semester

2022 summer interns

Summer Internships

Ten-week work placements for current Harvard undergraduate students to explore local government (in partnership with the Institute of Politics).

Applications open each spring semester

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Field Lab Courses

Harvard Kennedy School classes with project-based learning in partnership with cities where we work.

Course Registration Opens Each Spring Semester

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Policy Analysis Exercises

Yearlong master’s thesis projects for Harvard Kennedy School students in cities where we work.

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Student Impact

Being part of the Bloomberg Center for Cities has been one of the most valuable experiences during my time at Harvard. The stimulating environment rooted in innovation and collaboration has impacted my perspective on the many ways we can improve how we live and learn from cities across the globe. Cristina Dávila González
2022 Summer Associate and 2023 Research Assistant
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My fellowship experience in the Milwaukee mayor’s office allowed me to envision a way to broaden the scope of the impact I want to have as an elected official in the future. Aundrey Page
2023 Summer Fellow
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I have deepened my experience in local government while learning about new realms of policy. Mehraan Keval
Current City Hall Fellow
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Upcoming Events

Women City Leaders: Success and Challenges
Cherelle Parker speaking on stage to a large audience

Thursday, March 7

Women City Leaders: Success and Challenges

Bloomberg Center for Cities, Taubman Third Floor, Harvard Kennedy School (livestream link below)

Panel starts at 4:15 p.m. Reception: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

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