Capital Fellows Programs- Center for California Studies, Sacramento State

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About Us

The Center administers four fellowship programs, known collectively as the Capital Fellows Programs. These nationally recognized public policy fellowships offer unique experiences in policy-making and development in each branch of government.

Each fellowship year, 64 Capital Fellows are selected to work in California state government in one of the following programs:

  • Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program (18 selected each program year)
  • Executive Fellowship Program (18 selected each program year)
  • Judicial Administration Fellowship Program (10 selected each program year)
  • California Senate Fellows (18 selected each program year)

Capital Fellows are placed at some of the highest levels of California state government and assist state legislators, senior-level executive staff, and court administrators with a broad range of public policy issues and projects and are typically given assignments with a significant amount of responsibility and challenges.

2,000 alumni have participated in the Capital Fellows Programs, and the ranks of former fellows include judges; members of the United States Congress and the State Legislature; state and local government officials; corporate executives; community and non-profit leaders; and university professors, administration and staff.