Executive Fellowship Program

The Executive Fellows Program is an experiential education program that uniquely integrates high-level government work experience with academic and professional development. Executive Fellows are placed with a mentor in one of the many executive offices of California's Executive Branch, which include the Office of the Governor, constitutional offices, cabinet level agencies, and departments. Executive Fellows function as full-time professional staff in these offices while meeting weekly for graduate seminars in Public Policy and Administration.

Professional Experience

The program provides fellows the opportunity to work with their mentor to design a unique fellowship experience within the context of their placement. Fellows have the opportunity to gain hands on experience and knowledge in: project management, public administration, communications, budgeting, legislation, public speaking, and subject matter expertise through policy analysis and implementation.

Program Goals

  •   Facilitate a practical education in California State Government
  •   Inspire effective and ethical public leadership in California
  •   Promote an appreciation for the complexity, value, and rewards of public service

Additional info

If you have questions about the Executive Fellowship Program please call Brian K. Aguilar: (916) 278-6906 or email: brian.aguilar@csus.edu