FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 3, 2014
CONTACT: Bill Bird @ 916-651-4029
Legislative Fellowship Application Deadline Approaching
Senator Huff Urges All Qualified South State Students to Apply
SACRAMENTO: The application deadline for the 2014-2015 California Senate Fellows program is quickly approaching – and applications are now available in the office of Senator Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) and are also available online. Established in 1973, the California Senate Fellows (CSF) program is one of the oldest and most distinguished service learning programs in the country. It offers college graduates a paid, full-time legislative staff position in the State Capitol for 11 months.
The application postmark deadline for the 2014-2015 California Senate Fellows program is February 11, 2014.
The CSF program is jointly sponsored by the California State Senate and the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento. Fellowship opportunities are also available in the California State Assembly, the Governor’s Office and the California Judicial Administration.
“Being a Fellow provides an excellent opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the legislative process,” said Senator Huff. “Whether your career goals are in the public or private sector, the Senate Fellows program provides valuable training. Former Senate Fellows include current members of Congress and the California Legislature.”
Anyone who will be at least 20-years of age and a graduate of a four-year college or university by September 21, 2014 is highly encouraged to apply. There is no preferred major since work in the policy arena covers a vast number of issues. Although no previous political or legislative experience is necessary, applicants should have a strong interest in public policy and politics.
Senate Fellows are offered a stipend of $1,972 per month plus earn generous health, vision and dental benefits. They also earn six units of graduate credit from California State University, Sacramento for the academic portion of the program.
Eighteen 2014-2015 California Senate Fellows will be selected to serve as full-time Senate staff for 11 months beginning in October 2014. Fellows are assigned to Member or policy committee offices and work as part of the public policy staff team in the Capitol. Responsibilities include helping develop legislative proposals, researching and analyzing bills, responding to constituent inquiries, and writing press releases and speeches.
Online applications can be accessed at the links below:
Senate Fellows Program: www.csus.edu/calst/senate
Assembly Fellows Program: www.csus.edu/calst/assembly
Executive Fellows Program: www.csus.edu/calst/executive
Judicial Administration Program: www.csus.edu/calst/judicial
Senator Huff serves as the Senate Republican Leader and represents the 29th Senate District covering portions of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties. Follow Senator Huff on Twitter at @bobhuff99.