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January 31, 2006

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PALO ALTO – State Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) announced that the California State University, Sacramento’s Center for California Studies is currently accepting applications for four prestigious State government fellowship programs:  the California Senate Fellows, the Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program, the Executive Fellowship Program, and the Judicial Administration Fellowship Program.  The application deadline is February 22, 2006.
All fellows who take part in the Center for California Studies’ Fellowship Programs work full-time in their respective branches of state government for eleven months and attend weekly university seminars to earn graduate units through the California State University, Sacramento. 
“I encourage any college grad, whether recently graduated or mid-career, who has a strong interest in public policy and politics to apply,” said Simitian.  “This is a great opportunity for college graduates of any age, interested in state government, to gain firsthand knowledge of the inner workings of all its branches.”
Fellows who take part in the California Senate Fellows or the Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program are assigned to Member’s offices and committee offices within the California State Legislature and work as part of the public policy staff in the State Capitol.  Responsibilities include developing legislative proposals, researching and analyzing bills, responding to constituent inquiries, and writing press releases and speeches.
Simitian has had four Senate or Assembly fellows in his office while serving in Sacramento, and says that, “Each has been a wonderful addition to our staff, made significant contributions to state policy and learned more in a year than they ever thought possible.”
The Executive Fellowship Program is jointly sponsored by the Center for California Studies at CSU Sacramento and the Office of the Governor.  Executive Fellows are placed throughout the Executive branch of state government such as the offices of the Governor, Constitutional Officers, Cabinet Secretaries, and other commissions, departments, and programs. 
The Judicial Administration Fellowship Program is jointly sponsored by the Center for California Studies at CSU Sacramento and the California Judicial Council.  Fellows serve as professional staff that create and support judicial programs. 
Applications and information are available on the Center for California Studies’ website at  Applications for all fellowship programs must be postmarked by February 22, 2006.


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