Housing and Community Development Fellowships

Housing and Community Development (HCD) Fellowship Program

The 2021-22 Application Portal is now open. Scroll down for more information.

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Housing and Community Development Fellowship

The HCD Fellowship program is funded by the City of Memphis' Division of Housing and Community Development and facilitated by the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy (SUAPP) at the University of Memphis. The competitive program places highly qualified master's students with government and nonprofit agencies and organizations that are leading community development efforts in Memphis. The program seeks to support the work of selected placement agencies while enhancing the education of selected student fellows. Selected students are paired with a placement agency, where they work for 20 hours per week (at no cost to the placement agency).

Agency Eligibility

Placement agencies will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Appropriateness of agency mission
  • Demonstrated and potential ability to improve quality of life for Memphis neighborhoods and residents.
  • Connection to priority areas/neighborhoods of the Memphis Division of Housing and Community Development.
  • Clarity of the proposed fellowship scope of work and focus

Student Eligibility

Full time master's students in Anthropology, City and Regional Planning, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Public Administration and Social Work are eligible to apply. Students will be selected based on their academic and professional promise and their potential to contribute to selected placement agencies.

Student Compensation

Students receive a monthly paid stipend and tuition remission.

How to Apply

STUDENTS: Click here to access the application portal

AGENCIES/ORGANIZATION: Click here to access the application portal. 

***Applications are due April 13, 2021***

Student and agency representatives may be required to participate in an in-person or phone interview.


For more information on the Fellowship program, call (901) 678-2161 or email suapp@memphis.edu