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State Senate Fellowship applications available

Posted: February 4, 2010 12:10 p.m.
Updated: February 4, 2010 1:32 p.m.
Today, Senator Tony Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks) announced the availability of applications for the 2010-2011 California Senate Fellows program.

The Fellowship program provides 18 college graduates an opportunity to become Senate staff members for 11 months beginning in Oct. 2010.

The Fellows participate in academic seminars and are assigned to the personal or committee staff of a Senator. This program is jointly operated by the California Senate and the Center for California Studies at Sacramento State University

"The Fellowship program is an excellent opportunity to become involved in public service and experience the legislative process first-hand," Strickland said. "Fellows gain hands-on research, communication, and analytical experience that easily transfer to the public and private sector."

Applicants must be at least 20 years of age and a graduate of a four-year college or university by Sept. 1. There is no preferred major.

Individuals with advanced degrees and those in mid-career are encouraged to apply. Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $1,972 plus health and dental benefits are included, as well as graduate credit from the Sacramento State Government Department.

"I would encourage anyone who has a strong interest in public policy or politics to apply," Strickland said. "This is a wonderful opportunity to participate in a program that was recently named one of the Top Ten Internships in the nation."

 The deadline for submitting applications is Feb. 24, 2010.

Tony Strickland represents California Senate District 19, which includes portions of Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties.


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