Urban Leadership Fellows Program

ULF mentor opening event

The Urban Leadership Fellows (ULF) Program is a collaboration between The Municipal Forum of New York, Inc., and Futures and Options, which  enables New York City students to gain valuable hands-on work experience and training in the Municipal Finance industry. This immersive six week summer program exposes graduating high school seniors to the Municipal Finance industry through supported, paid summer internships. 

The ULF program emphasizes the following: internships and training in municipal finance, one-on-one mentorship, networking activities, and supplemental workshops. Each week focuses on one particular area of interest, including: bond school, issuer & financial advising, legal, rating agencies and insurers, investment banking, and investing.

The connections and work I have done during the externship will have a lifelong impact on my future, and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of the ULF program.

— Jeffrey Zheng, 2022 ULF Participant

Some ULF Student Accomplishments


ULF interns participated since 1996


in scholarships received by ULF alumni


of students would recommend the ULF program to a peer

The ULF Program Application is currently closed.