Programs available for legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
I am proud to announce that the prestigious Capitol Fellows programs are currently accepting applications for the 2014-15 fellowship class. These fellowships are excellent opportunities for local students and others to gain firsthand knowledge of the operations of the three branches of state government, and represent their community in Sacramento. I encourage Crescenta Valley students and graduates interested in politics, public policy and serving their community to apply for one or more of these excellent programs.
Each year, the Center for California Studies at California State University partners with the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the state government to offer the Capitol Fellows Programs. The Jesse Marvin Unruh Assembly Fellowship, the California Senate Fellowship, the Executive (gubernatorial) Fellowship and the Judicial Administration Fellowship provide graduates a monthly living stipend and the opportunity to gain valuable experience working in Sacramento for up to 11 months.
Former fellows include a justice of the California Supreme Court, members of the United States Congress and the California State Legislature, a deputy director of the Peace Corps, corporate executives and attorneys, a director of a well-respected non-profit advocacy organization and local government and community leaders.
To begin the application process, visit http://www.csus.edu/calst/capital_fellows_programs_overview.html.
The deadline to apply for the programs is Feb. 10,. For more information on how to apply, or other assistance, please contact my Capitol office at (916) 319-2043.
Mike Gatto is the chairman of the Appropriations Committee in the California State Assembly. He represents Burbank, Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose, and the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Atwater Village, East Hollywood, Franklin Hills, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, and Silver Lake. www.asm.ca.gov/gatto