Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Morgan Stanley Fellowship

Morgan Stanley Community Development Graduate Fellowship

A new generation of leaders

In 2012, The Association of Neighborhood & Housing Development (ANHD) partnered with Morgan Stanley to create a new yearly community development fellowship that matches top-level local masters degree students with a local community development organization to carry out a specific project that the group could not otherwise accomplish.

The goal of the Morgan Stanley Community Development Graduate Fellowship is to bring the next generation of community development leaders into our field. This fellowship has had a very successful first five years with twenty-five fellows across four boroughs doing innovative projects ranging from making affordable housing more energy efficient on the Upper West Side, to working with small businesses in East New York, to helping develop a new South Asian community center in Jackson Heights. The first five cohorts also had a 100% employment success rate, with many moving into government positions for city planning.

Our 2018-2019 Application Cycle is now OPEN! Applications for both Fellows and Host Organizations are due Friday, March 30, 2018.

The Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD) is currently recruiting for the 2018-2019 Morgan Stanley Community Development Graduate Fellowship. This program will provide an opportunity for nine Master’s Degree students to take a significant role in a high-impact, community-based project targeting a low- and moderate-income neighborhood. Fellows will receive a $20,000 stipend to serve in a part-time (20 hours a week), ten month (September 1st – June 30th) internship in a neighborhood-based community development corporation (the host organization). Projects may be in the fields of affordable housing, economic development, or community planning. A key objective of the program is to help train the next generation of community development leaders, so in addition to hands-on community development work, Fellows will have the opportunity to meet with leaders in New York City’s government, planning, and community development fields. If academic credit is available, the host organization will work with the Fellow and his or her educational institution towards securing this credit.

The nine host organizations have each designed a distinct, compelling community development project and the role for the Fellow within this project. Projects were chosen based on their impact, achievability and suitability, the learning experiences provided to the Fellows, evidence of the importance of the project to the host organization, and the strength of the host organization. Each host organization will play a significant role in choosing its Fellow. Fellows will be required to attend periodic networking and training events. In addition, Fellows will have access to all of ANHD’s regularly scheduled educational courses and conferences.

Click here to view the Fellow Application. Applications are due no later than Friday, March 30, 2018.


All ANHD member organizations with a compelling community development project are encouraged to apply to be a Host Organization for our Fellows, including those who have housed a Fellow in the past. We have had 18 groups in 4 different boroughs take advantage of the program so far, with projects involving affordable housing, industrial retention and support, healthy food, community centers, storm resiliency, and several different green and energy efficiency projects. The program typically runs from beginning of September to June 30th. As a reminder, Host Organizations must make the potential Fellow’s Supervisor available all day for interviews, and the date will be announced later. The selected Host Groups will indicate their preferred candidates, and ANHD will match accordingly.

Click here to view the Host ApplicationApplications are due no later than Friday, March 30, 2018.


ANHD thanks


for making this program possible. 

Please contact Stephanie Sosa at if you have any questions about the Fellowship.

ANHD is very pleased to announce the winning host groups and graduate fellows for  the 2017-2018 Class of the Morgan Stanley Community Development Graduate Fellowship’s 6th annual cycle:


Maggie Calmes with Lott Community Development Corporation

Eliot Hetterly with Community League of the Heights, Inc.

Iffat Jahan with St. Nicks Alliance

Sheena Kang with HOPE Community Inc.

Meredith McNair with Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

Genesis Mullins with Greater Jamaica Development Corporation

Lourdes Perez-Medina with Northwest Bronx Community & Clergy Coalition

Pavithra Sriram with Chhaya Community Development Corporation

Daniel Stadt with Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association

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