California Senate Fellows and Assembly Fellowship Programs are Accepting Applications

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 09, 2017 / comments

Applications for the 2017-18 California Senate Fellows Program and Assembly Fellowship Program are now available for interested college graduates. The programs provide college graduates an opportunity to become full-time Senate or Assembly staff members at the State Capitol in Sacramento for 11 months beginning in the fall of 2017. 

Fellows are assigned to the personal or committee staff of a Senator or Assembly member, and also participate in academic seminars with legislators, senior staff, journalists, lobbyists and state government officials. The fellowship programs are administered by the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS), in partnership with the State Senate and State Assembly. The programs are geared toward both Republicans and Democrats.

Being a Fellow provides an excellent opportunity to gain direct knowledge of the legislative process. Whether your career goals are in the public or private sector, the Senate and Assembly Fellows programs provide valuable training that can be applied to all walks of life. Former Fellows include current members of Congress and the California Legislature, judges and numerous other elected officials and community leaders.

Fellows are paid a monthly stipend plus health, vision and dental benefits. They enroll as graduate students at Sacramento State and receive graduate units from the Sacramento State Government Department or Public Policy and Administration Program. The enrollment fees are paid by the programs.

Anyone who will be at least 20 years of age and a graduate of a four-year college or university by the beginning of the program can apply. There is no preferred major. Individuals with advanced degrees and those in mid-career are also encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is: February 13, 2017.

For detailed information about the fellowships and applications, please visit: www.csus.edu/calst/programs .