Apply to transform your PhD expertise into an impactful science policy career in California.
Update 2/16: The application period had been extended by one month to March 31st.
SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) is now recruiting and accepting applications for the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship. Completed applications are due by 11:59 pm PST on March 31st, 2023. Fellows training begins Nov. 1, 2023 in person in Sacramento.
As CCST S&T Policy Fellows, scientists and engineers spend one year in Sacramento serving in the California State Legislature or within a California Executive Branch office. Working as staff in the State Assembly, State Senate, a State Agency, or Offices of the Governor, they get a front-row seat learning about the craft and process of policymaking in the State of California—a dynamic arena that often sets policy trends for the United States and the world.
The CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellows program is open to those holding a PhD or equivalent degree in science, engineering, or social science fields such as economics, sociology, or psychology. Eligibility information, program timeline, and the application link can be found at ccst.us/ccst-science-fellows-program.
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Watch: October 2022 Overview Presentation and Q&A (YouTube)
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About the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship
The CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellows program places PhD-level scientists, engineers, and social scientists in the California State Legislature, State Agencies, and Offices of the Governor for a year of public policy, leadership training, and public service—training scientific thinkers to be policy-savvy, while helping equip California’s decision makers with science-savvy staff. Discover how our CCST S&T Policy Fellows make a difference in California’s policy arena and learn how to apply at CCST.us/CCST-Science-Fellows-Program.