OURS National Scholarships

Capital Fellows

Next deadline: December 2024

The California Capital Fellows Program is nationally recognized public policy fellowships that offer unique experiences in policy-making and development in each branch of California’s state government. Capital Fellows spend 10-11 months as paid full-time employees working in a Legislative, Executive, or Judicial Branch Office. Capital Fellows are placed at some of the highest levels of California state government and assist state legislators, senior-level executive staff, and court administrators with a broad range of public policy issues and projects and are typically given assignments with a significant amount of responsibilityand challenges.

Prospective applicants, including recent graduates, should make an advising appointment with Alicia Hayes, the campus representative for the Capital Fellows Programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Recent college graduates and mid-career professionals from every academic discipline or professional background, interested in a career in public policy-making, may apply.

Applicants must:

• be at least 20 years of age by September 1st of the fellowship year
• have a bachelor’s degree by September 1st of the fellowship year
• have either a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher, or a GPA of 2.5 or higher in the last 60 (semester) or 90 (quarter) units
• have a demonstrated interest in state government and public policy
• be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of the fellowship program

Application Requirements

• Completed online application
• Personal statement
• Policy statement
• Resume
• College transcript(s)
• Three current, original letters of recommendation

For more information about this opportunity, visit the Capital Fellows Programs website (opens external site).