Senator Scott Announces Availability of Senate Fellow Applications
Senator Jack Scott, on January 16, announced the availability of applications
for the 2001-2002 California Senate Fellows program.
The program provides college graduates an opportunity to become full-time
Senate staff members for 11 months beginning in October 2001. Fellows
are assigned to the personal or committee staff of a Senator and also
participate in academic seminars with Senators, senior staff, journalists,
lobbyists, and state government officials. The fellowship program is operated
jointly by the California Senate and the Center for California Studies
at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS).
Fellows are paid a stipend of $1,882 a month plus health and dental benefits.
They earn 12 units of graduate credit from CSUS for the academic portion
of the program.
"Being a Fellow provides an excellent opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge
of the legislative process," said Senator Scott. "Whether your career
goals are in the public or private sector, the Senate Fellows program
provides valuable training."
Senator Scott said Fellows will experience the broad range of activities
conducted in busy Senate offices. Their responsibilities include helping
develop legislative proposals, researching and analyzing bills, assisting
with constituent casework, and writing press releases and speeches. A
four-week orientation at the beginning of the program provides a background
on state government, the legislative process, and major policy issues.
Anyone who will graduate from a four-year college or university by September
2001 is eligible to apply. There is no preferred major, and there is no
need to be a recent graduate. Individuals with advanced degrees, or those
in mid-career, are also encouraged to apply.
Applications may be requested from Senator Scott's office at:
215 N. Marengo Avenue #185
Pasadena, CA 91101
or by calling the program office at (916) 322-7563.
Applications and brochures are also available at:
the Senate's website: www.sen.ca.gov/ftp/sen/fellows/_home/
and the program website:
for submitting applications is February 28, 2001. Eighteen Fellows will
be selected in May after an initial screening and a subsequent panel interview
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