The application process is currently closed. Check back in late 2020 for information on the 2021 Management Fellowship.

Be a part of the transformation taking place in Newport News, Virginia. We are looking for a Management Fellow to bring a fresh perspective to our great city while supporting and growing key City projects.

The Management Fellowship Program offers a top-tier professional development and career opportunity in local government. You’ll be based in the City Manager’s Office and will work directly with an Assistant to the City Manager, meaning you’ll receive mentorship and support from other senior-level positions within the Office, including the City Manager and our two Assistant City Managers. You’ll observe and participate in high-level management meetings and assignments that are matched to your interests, all while developing valuable skills that are easily transferrable to other municipalities across the country (but you may not want to leave Newport News when the Fellowship ends!).

This innovative, challenging program will provide first-hand knowledge of the issues confronted by local governments, as well as the approaches used to address them. Every day is different and new opportunities are around every corner, so we need a versatile person to step in, ready to tackle every challenge.


In addition to hands-on experience, the Newport News Management Fellowship is a full-time, 12-month appointment beginning in June 2020 with a salary of $38,000-$44,000. The Fellowship compensation package also includes the City health and dental insurance, holiday pay, and sick leave.

ICMA Benefits

ICMA is the world’s leading association of professional city and county managers and other employees who serve local governments. To ensure you have the skills needed to tackle existing and emerging issues, you’ll have the opportunity to attend one or more of the following state and national education/career development programs, including: The ICMA Annual Conference; National League of Cities Congress of Cities and Exposition; and the Virginia Local Government Management Association’s Winter and Summer Conference. The city’s partnership with ICMA will also give you access to regular conference calls, ICMA’s Applied Knowledge Assessment, a free subscription to PM Magazine, and a complimentary 2-year membership to ICMA with access to all qualifying member benefits.

The Process

  1. Applicants must have or be nearing completion in the necessary coursework towards receiving a Master of Public Administration Degree, Masters of Public Policy, Masters of Political Science, Masters of Business Administration, or other relevant degree.
  2. Semifinalists will be invited to participate in a phone or video conference interview.
  3. Finalists will be invited to in-person interviews in Newport News.
  4. New Management Fellow begins their exciting new career in Newport News!

For more information please call 757-926-1800 or email humanresources@nnva.gov.