Due to COVID-19 precautions, the Summer 2021 Fellowship has been conducted mostly virtually, with opportunities for in-person engagements. Some portions or functions of the Fall 2021 Fellowship may be conducted virtually, however at this time most functions and activities are planned as in-person engagements. PPE facemasks are required when working in or attending functions at Columbia City Hall or other City office buildings.
Responsibilities include assisting staff with research in various areas that may affect departments/agencies within the City of Columbia, helping with special projects and assisting with various office tasks. Fellows work closely with staff to identify best practices. City of Columbia’s office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Selected students will be asked to dedicate ten to twenty hours per week to the fellowship program. Professional attire is required for all Mayor's Fellows.
If you are interested in this program, please apply immediately.
How to Apply
Attn: Mayor's Fellows Program
1737 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201
***Please note that this is an unpaid internship program.***
Meet the Fellows
Fall 2021 Fellows
Blakely Hardin, from Fort Mill, SC, is a second-year Honors student at the University of South Carolina, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Law and Society. She hopes to complete an accelerated Master’s in Public Administration in conjunction with her Political Science BA and intends to pursue law school after she completes those degrees in 2024. Blakely is involved in Student Government, Gamma Phi Beta, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Carolina CLIMB on campus. She is honored to serve the City of Columbia as a Mayor’s Fellow and is excited to learn more about municipal government and be of assistance to various departments as they support their community.