A Gateway to Public Service and Leadership: The Capital Fellows Programs

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Sponsored by the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento

Interested in a career in public policy and administration?  There is still time to apply to the 2023-24 Capital Fellows Programs! Get started on your application today at: https://ccsapply.smapply.io/. The deadline is Monday, February 6th, 2023 by 5:00 PM Pacific Time. APPLY NOW!

A Gateway to Public Service and Leadership

Apply by Monday, February 6th, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. PST to the Capital Fellows Programs:

  1. Assembly Fellowship Program
  2. Executive Fellowship Program
  3. Judicial Fellowship Program
  4. California Senate Fellows

The Capital Fellows Programs are nationally recognized public policy fellowships offering unique experiences in policy-making and development in each branch of California state government. Fellows work for 10-11 months as full-time, paid staff members in the State Assembly, State Senate, Executive Branch, or the Judiciary. The fellowships are administered by the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento, and are an outstanding opportunity for college graduates to engage in public service and prepare for future careers.


  • Fellows receive a monthly salary of $3,253
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits; 
  • Student loan deferments;
  • Relocation grant of $650;
  • 6 graduate units in Political Science or Public Policy and Administration from Sacramento State; and
  • A graduate certificate in Applied Policy and Government upon completion of the fellowship.


Prospective Capital Fellows must have a bachelor’s degree (in any major) by September 1, 2023, and a demonstrated interest in public service, public policy, and California state government. Applicants may apply to one or more of the programs that meet their interests and qualifications. Recent graduates, graduate, postgraduate and mid-career applicants are welcome to apply.

For the 2023-24 fellowship year, individuals must complete the online application by the deadline of Monday, February 6th, 2023 by 5:00 p.m. PST at Capital Fellows Programs.

 If you have questions regarding the Capital Fellows Programs, please contact Sacramento State’s Center for California Studies at, [email protected].

Apply by February 6, 2023

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