Capital Fellows Program Now Accepting Applications!

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Capital Fellows

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Apply by February 8, 2016 to the Capital Fellows Programs:

  • California Senate Fellows
  • Executive Fellowship Program
  • Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program
  • Judicial Administration Fellowship Program

The Capital Fellows Programs 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. Each year, 18 Assembly Fellows, 18 Senate Fellows, 18 Executive Fellows and 10 Judicial Administration Fellows receive an outstanding opportunity to engage in public service and prepare for future careers, while actively contributing to the development and implementation of public policy in California. Fellows work 10-11 months as full-time staff members in the California State Assembly, California State Senate, California Executive Branch or the California Judiciary. They participate in policymaking, program development, and program implementation. Fellows gain first-hand experience in the governance and leadership of the most diverse, complex state in the nation.

Voted as one of the Top Internships in the nation by, the Capital Fellows Programs are ranked highly for their combination of meaningful work experience, career opportunities and quality of life. The ranks of former fellows include a Justice of the California Supreme Court, members of the United States Congress and the State Legislature, state and local government officials, corporate executives, and non-profit and community leaders.

Prospective Capital Fellows must have a bachelor’s degree (in any major) by September 1, 2016 and a demonstrated interest in public service, public policy, and California state government. Fellows come from all economic, cultural, career and educational backgrounds, and no previous legislative or political experience is required.  Recent graduates, graduate, postgraduate and mid-career applicants are welcome to apply. Fellows are not required to be U.S. citizens, but they must provide proof of appropriate immigration status. The Capital Fellows Programs do not meet the requirements for F-1 or J-1 visas.

Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $2,627, health benefits, and graduate units in Public Policy and Administration or Government with tuition paid by Sacramento State.

Applicants may apply to one or more of the programs that meet their interests and qualifications. For the 2016-17 fellowship year, individuals must complete the online application by the deadline of February 8, 2016 at .

If you have questions regarding the Capital Fellows Programs, please contact Sacramento State’s Center for California Studies at (916) 278-6906,  or visit

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