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Updates about a 2018-2019 CNCS Segal Fellow will be posted by summer 2018.

The Eli J. & Phyllis N. Segal Citizen Leadership Program partners with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to provide a year-long fellowship at the CNCS office in Washington, DC. Below you can read more about how this opportunity has looked in the past.

The role of the chosen Eli J. & Phyllis N. Segal CNCS Fellow is unique within our Program as they are the sole person chosen for this position but are joined by nearly 10 other Fellows from around the nation. To read more about our other partnerships, please visit their individual websites here. While completing the CNCS Fellowship, the CNCS Segal Fellow becomes part of our larger community and Network of 105 peer Fellows and over 400 Founders who helped to create this Program. In addition to opportunities to meet other Fellows via trips to our annual retreat and other trainings and receptions, the CNCS Fellow is matched with a Fellow buddy and a mentor from our expansive Network. Our aim is to support the citizen leadership development of each Fellow throughout the course of their lives. To inquire further about the role of the CNCS Fellow with the Segal Program during their fellowship year, please contact Program Director Susie Flug-Silva.

About the Fellowship 

The Eli Segal Fellowship is a highly competitive and prestigious fellowship for AmeriCorps alumni. This fellowship provides emerging leaders with an unparalleled opportunity to gain first-hand experience in how a federal agency works to implement policy and leverage national service in order to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing our nation.

Named in honor of the first CEO of CNCS and one of the first champions of national service, the Eli Segal Fellow will have the opportunity to work with the CEO's Office and other departments in the agency to advance national service policy, operations and strategy. Successful fellows have an entrepreneurial spirit and will have access to high level officials to craft a project and initiative that will help advance the mission of national service and the strategic goals of CNCS. Read more about past fellows

The Fellow will become a fellow with the Eli J. & Phyllis N. Segal Citizen Leadership Program, an organization that provides emerging leaders who have great potential assistance that furthers their ability to serve in the pursuit of a more just and equitable world. Fellows have the opportunity to foster meaningful relationships with the 80 inspiring and multi-generational fellows who are already leaders in their communities as well as the network's many founders. For more information about the program, please visit

Become an Eli Segal Fellow

To honor Eli Segal and continue his work of advancing national service in America, the Corporation for National and Community Service has offered the Eli Segal Fellowship program.  Information about how this opportunity will look in the future is forthcoming.
In the past, the Eli Segal Fellow has: 
  • Advanced the Corporation’s strategic goals.
  • Contributed to executive-level policy initiatives, including development of new programs, and strengthening high-level stakeholder partnerships.
  • Supported select projects across the agency based on the Corporation’s priorities and your skills and interests, including: program management, research, writing, editing, data analysis, event planning, supervising student interns, and public speaking engagements. 
  • Gained in-depth insight into the operations of a federal agency, including interacting with and traveling to programs in the field.
  • Supported national service participation on the ground during disaster response and recovery, as necessary. 
  • Developed management abilities through training and mentoring with Eli’s family and colleagues as well as executive leaders in federal government and the non-profit world. 
  • Participated in the Eli J. & Phyllis N. Segal Citizen Leadership Program, a national network which aims to inspire, support, and enable new generations of leaders. Learn more.


  • The Fellowship is open to AmeriCorps alumni who have successfully completed a full-time term of service in AmeriCorps State/National, AmeriCorps NCCC (1,700 hours) or AmeriCorps VISTA (one year). The Fellowship will begin within three years of the end of the applicant’s AmeriCorps term of service. Exceptions may be made for military, Peace Corps, or other service activities.
  • Be currently serving a full-time term of service in AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps NCCC or AmeriCorps VISTA that will end by summer 2018.


We are looking for one AmeriCorps alum who demonstrates exceptional:

  • Leadership abilities
  • Dedication to national service and its ideals
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Communication and analytical skills

How to Apply

Information will be posted by summer 2018 about a 2018-2019 Fellowship. 

Contact Us

If you have additional questions, please contact Program Director Susie Flug-Silva

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