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The Judicial Administration Fellowship Program is administered by the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State) and in partnership with the Judicial Council of California.  All persons with a four-year college degree, including recent graduates and mid-career applicants are eligible to apply. Successful applicants demonstrate a commitment to public service and an interest in the administration of justice in the California court system.  Ten fellows are accepted into the ten-month program, which begins in September of each year.

As employees of California State University, fellows earn a monthly stipend of $2,627 and receive health, dental and vision benefits.

The 2016-17 fellowship application period is closed.

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2016-2017 Judicial Administration Fellowship Brochure



Judicial Fellows 2009-10

Graduate Students

  • Fellows are enrolled as graduate students in Public Policy and Administration at Sacramento State, and attend regularly scheduled academic seminars. During the course of the fellowship, fellows earn graduate units for the successful completion of all academic requirements.



Judicial Fellows 2011-12

Office Placement

  • Full-time professional staff placements include California trial and the Judicial Council.  A key component to the program is the strength of the mentorship opportunities that exist for fellows in each of the placements.



Judicial Fellows 2008-09


  • Applicants must be 20 years of age and must have completed their undergraduate degree by September of the fellowship year.
  • Applicants must be prepared for full-time employment, Monday through Friday, 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m.


Maria Abesa, Judicial fellow 2010-11

Application Requirements

  • 2016-17 Fellowship Application
  • Personal Statement
  • Program Statement
  • Three original/current letters of recommendation. It is strongly suggested that at least one of the recommendations be provided by a faculty member familiar with your work and one of the recommendations be provided by a supervisor/employer.
  • Transcripts from each college and university attended


photoEmbert Madison, Judicial fellow 2009-10

Selection Process

  • Application Deadline: February 8, 2016 at 5:00 pm PST
  • April: Invitation to selected candidates to interview before selection committee panel.
  • Late April/early May: Interviews in Sacramento and Long Beach.
  • May: Acceptance letters sent out to selected candidates.
  • September: Selected class of fellow begin fellowship in assigned court. Capital Fellows Programs--Voted one of the Top 10 internships in the nation by


Contact Information

If you have questions regarding the Judicial Administration Fellowship Program please call Megan Thorall, Director at (916) 278-7563 or email:




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