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Capital Fellows is once again a top internship


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Sacramento State’s Capital Fellows Programs have been recognized as one of the nation’s best internships for the fourth time.

Earlier this year, surveyed more than 7,700 interns at more than 100 internship programs throughout the country before naming Capital Fellows as one of its top 10 internships for 2014.

Capital Fellows is administered by the Center for California Studies at Sacramento State. Each year, 64 college graduates from across the country are selected for full-time, paid positions in the legislative, judicial and executive branches of California government. The jobs last for up to 11 months.

The goal is to build a new generation of leaders for California.

“Clearly, the Capital Fellows Programs have developed a national reputation for providing robust, meaningful opportunities that connect civic-minded individuals to key positions in California’s government,” says Steve Boilard, executive director of the Center for California Studies.

“I think what makes our programs unique is that they combine mentorship, academic instruction, networking and orientation with responsible work within a legislative, executive or judicial office. We’re proud of the opportunities we’re providing to our Fellows, as well as the contribution our programs make toward strengthening the staffing and leadership capacity of our democratic system.”

In addition to the Fellows Programs, the Center for California Studies’ work includes the annual Envisioning California Conference, the California Journalism Awards, the LegiSchool Project for high school students and a variety of other programs.

For media assistance, contact Sacramento State’s Office of Public Affairs at (916) 278-6156. – Dixie Reid