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California State University, Sacramento (CSUS), Center for California Studies: Capital Fellows Programs

Date posted: 06/08/2010

Award: Monthly stipend of $2,627 for 11 months, benefits, and tuition and enrollment fees. Health, dental, and vision benefits included. Fellows in the program receive 12 credit hours from CSUS; . Participation qualifies fellows for student loan deferment

Field: California, political studies, public policy

Eligibility: An applicant must either hold a 4-year bachelor's degree or be awarded one by August in the year of application; Postgraduate and mid-career applicants are welcome; California residency is not required

Contact Information:

Phone: (916) 278-6906
Address: Center for California Studies 6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819-6081
E-mail: calstudies@csus.edu
Web site: http://www.csus.edu/calst/capital_fellows_programs_overview.html

Additional information:

These programs, known collectively as the Capital Fellows Programs, are nationally recognized. The 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 in each program work for 11 months, receive health benefits and a monthly stipend of $1972 and are employees of Sacramento State. They work as full-time members of a legislative, executive, or judicial branch office, and are typically given assignments with a significant amount of responsibility and challenges. Fellows also 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.

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