Applications Now Open: CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship in Sacramento, California

December 1, 2022 | ,   | Contact: Renée Cashmere

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CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Program Places PhD Scientists into Policy Careers

Apply to transform your PhD expertise into an impactful science policy career in California.

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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 February 28th, 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.

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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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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.

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