Call for Fellowship Providers


The SCAG Fellows Program creates opportunities for early-career and mid-career fellows to gain experience and proficiency in public service and to make meaningful positive impact in the SCAG region.  Since 2015, SCAG has supported nearly 100 fellows to advance planning and policy efforts in Southern California. 

The Call for Fellowship Providers was released on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 and was open through May 19, 2023 to leverage and support SCAG’s efforts and those of its partners in the region. Submissions are now closed.  

The Call for Fellowship Providers provides grants, as funding becomes available, to approved Fellowship Providers that support students from local universities and professionals seeking to work on regional planning issues, expand their experience and contribute to the realization of Connect SoCal. Fellows will ideally be seeking to establish a career in or study housing, urban planning, public administration, public policy, data science, health administration, business, public health, or related areas of study. The fellowship programs will help prepare the fellows for a future in the public sector. For more information, please review the Call for Fellowship Providers Program Guidelines


SCAG’s Regional Council approved funding recommendations for two fellowship providers.   

Randall Lewis Health & Policy Fellows  

SCAG collaborates with Partners for Better Health to support the Randall Lewis Health Policy Fellowship, a program that places graduate students in health-related fields to influence positive change in public policy, systems, and the built environment. Current Randall Lewis Health & Policy fellows are supporting the implementation of the Regional Early Action Planning Grants of 2021 (REAP 2.0)

CivicSpark Fellows 

SCAG collaborates with CivicWell to support the CivicSpark fellowship program, an AmeriCorps program dedicated to building capacity for local governments to address emerging environmental and social equity resilience challenges such as climate change, water resource management, affordable housing, and mobility. Current CivicSpark fellows are supporting the implementation of SCAG’s Water Action and Climate Action Resolutions.  


For questions regarding the Call for Fellowship Providers, please contact:

Anikka Van Eyl
Associate Regional Planner