Fellowships Available to College Graduates

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The State Capitol is looking for dynamic college graduates who are interested in public service experience.  Applications are now available in Senator Jim Nielsen’s offices in Oroville and Rocklin.

These positions pay a monthly stipend of $1,972 plus health, vision, and dental benefits.  In addition, each individual earns six units of graduate credit from California State University, Sacramento. 

“Our state faces tremendous challenges ahead,” said Sen. Jim Nielsen who represents the Fourth Senate District.  “This fellowship allows individuals to gain hands-on experience in public policy at the highest levels.”

The Capital Fellows Programs assign qualified individuals to the offices of Senators, Assembly members, judges and senior state officials.  These fellowships are jointly operated by each participating branch of government and the Center for California Studies at Sacramento State University.

Anyone who will be at least 20 years of age and a graduate of a four-year college or university by September is eligible to apply.  There is no preferred major.  Individuals with advanced degrees and those in mid-career are also encouraged to apply.

Brochures are available in Nielsen’s Capitol office, his Rocklin office at 5800 Stanford Ranch Road, Suite 720 and his Oroville Office at 1550 Myers Street, Suite C or by calling (916) 435-0744. Applications and brochures are also online at http://www.csus.edu/calst/capital_fellows_programs_overview.html.

All applications must be received by 5:00 a.m. on Monday, February 11, 2013.