Updated 8/10/2017

The period for recent college graduates to apply for the third class of the Tennessee Governor’s Management Fellowship program is now open, as announced by Governor Bill Haslam's office. The competitive program provides an opportunity for exceptional applicants who wish to serve and learn under Tennessee state government’s top leaders.

Applications will be accepted online at tn.gov/governor/topic/fellowhip through October 2nd.

Applicants must have earned an undergraduate or graduate degree between December 2015 and August 2018. Military service or long-term public service work will also be considered. Questions regarding individual eligibility are directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in academics, exhibit leadership ability, involvement in extracurricular activities and a commitment to public service.

The program offers a competitive salary and is open to recent graduates demonstrating outstanding academic achievement, a passion for serving their communities and great character and leadership abilities.

Five fellows will be chosen to spend two years working full-time for executive-level leadership beginning in August 2018. Fellows will first work on critical statewide projects in the Office of Customer Focused Government, and then be assigned to a cabinet-level department, serving directly under a commissioner on department initiatives.