Fellows must be recently graduated from an MPA program. The Fellows acquire a position with an affiliated local government to work and get a real world introduction to local government management. Just like my MPA program at the University of Kansas.
The University of Georgia has one participant in the Fellowship (KU has none, which isn’t surprising because of its own internship program). 5 Fellows (of 13) were placed with Georgia local governments. I’m proud that my home state is taking so many of these local government students; this bodes well for management and government in Georgia.
And, the Fellowship program even has a blog.