If you’re an experienced professional looking for a challenge that engages your personal story and values, and that tangibly improves lives in a community or a social realm, apply to be a FUSE Executive Fellow.
Current Fellowship Opportunities
The FUSE Executive Fellowship is an opportunity to develop and implement unique solutions to a community’s most pressing challenges. For 12 months, FUSE Executive Fellows work within local government to bring innovative approaches to a specific project. Each fellowship is designed to leverage private-sector experience to deliver results that have lasting impact.
As climate change progresses, the City of Atlanta has developed multiple plans to mitigate climate change, build resilience, promote energy sustainability and efficiency, and prioritize equity. The FUSE Executive Fellow will synthesize these efforts into a comprehensive strategy, advance the Clean Energy Advisory Board’s decisions, and ensure Atlanta’s resident most vulnerable to climate change can access support to improve their energy security.
The City of Atlanta has been a leader in recognizing the plethora of injustices, discrimination, and stigmas that transgender and gender non-conforming people face by addressing the profound economic and health inequities impacting them. The FUSE Executive Fellow will assess the needs and prioritize addressing the policies, programs, services, and disparities that affect the trans community’s economic and physical health and wellbeing in order to improve access to fair employment and safe housing.
The City of Austin, TX is building a Resilience Hub Network of physical facilities, community networks, and empowerment tools that provide hyper-localized, contextually, and culturally relevant solutions to address ongoing stressors in communities and bolster distributed disaster response and recovery efforts. The FUSE Executive Fellow will work with city, community, and private stakeholders to research, plan, and implement a strategy to activate community-owned, community-operated sites for Austin’s Resilience Hub Network.
Equitable access to library resources, programs, and spaces has been a Los Angeles County Public Library priority since launching its iCount initiative in 2017. As the library system advances justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) efforts, leadership identified the need to collect and analyze data to measure progress toward programmatic and systemic goals. The Executive Fellow will develop and advance a comprehensive, JEDI-oriented data collection and analysis system for the library.
Equitable access to library resources, programs, and spaces has been a Los Angeles County Public Library priority since launching its iCount initiative in 2017. Following the initial three years of the program and a disruption by the Covid-19 pandemic, library leadership identified a need to equip staff with anti-racism skills. The FUSE Executive Fellow will support library leadership in strategizing and advancing recommendations to embed anti-racism and Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI)in its iCount programming, policies, and practices.
Traditional burials (i.e., with embalming and a large casket) have a negative environmental impact and take up significant space in cities where land supply is limited. As Durham plans the future of its public cemeteries, it seeks to provide residents with burial options that are environmentally sustainable, affordable, space efficient, and culturally appropriate. The FUSE Executive Fellow will identify alternatives to traditional burial that provide equity, dignity, and choice to Durham residents.
The Unified Government of Kansas City and Wyandotte County is currently working to increase affordable housing options to address the rising housing shortage crisis and increase the city’s workforce and economic development potential as well as the wellbeing of its citizens. The FUSE Executive Fellow will help research and design a cohesive housing development strategy that will help increase housing affordability and availability, encourage housing retention in vulnerable neighborhoods, and maximize local economic impacts on building owners, residents, and businesses.
As Kansas City officials plan to welcome athletes, fans, and media from all over the world for the 2026 World Cup, they are prioritizing sustainable, equitable infrastructure improvements that will serve residents long after the games cease and their guests return home. The FUSE Executive Fellow will create wayfinding infrastructure for bicyclists and pedestrians to travel between World Cup points of interest and will develop additional insights for sustainable, equitable multi-modal transportation.