Since 1992 the California State University has funded a Federal-State Relations Fellowship, commonly known as the DC Fellowship. The Center for California Studies administers this ten-month paid fellowship which allows a fellow to work in the Washington, D.C. offices of the California Institute for Federal Policy Research. The California Institute is a nonprofit, bipartisan organization established in 1991 by the California Congressional Delegation. The purpose of the Institute is to study issues affecting California and to advocate positions that will benefit the state (see http://www.calinst.org). Applications are limited to current (2012-13) Assembly, Executive, Judicial Administration and Senate Fellows.
The DC Fellowship is a great opportunity to learn about the federal government while working with California’s Congressional delegation. The California Institute’s director, Mary Beth Sullivan, is an experienced mentor who provides the DC Fellow wide discretion and responsibilities. The Institute is a small operation and the DC Fellow is always a critical player.
To be considered, please submit the following:
- A cover letter
- A one-page resume
- Letter of recommendation from current placement
- A written statement not to exceed two pages indicating why you are interested in the DC Fellowship, and how it will assist you in reaching your personal and professional goals.
Note: DC Fellow must attend an in-person meeting with the Sacramento State Human Resources department before beginning the fellowship.
The application deadline is 5:00pm on Friday, March 29, 2013.
Please submit your application in word or pdf, by email to Sandra Bernard firstname.lastname@example.org
It should be addressed to:
Center for California Studies
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6081
Interviews will be conducted in Sacramento on Monday, April 15, 2013.