CCST is seeking PhD scientists and engineers for a year of public service and government leadership training in the California State Legislature AND California State Executive Branch.
The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) is accepting applications for the 2021 Class of our CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellows. Completed applications are due by 11:59 pm PST on March 1st, 2020.
The CCST Science 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.
As CCST Science Fellows, scientists and engineers spend one year in Sacramento serving in the California State Legislature or the California State Executive Branch. Working as staff in the State Assembly, State Senate, or Executive Branch they get a front-row seat learning about the craft and process of decision making in the State of California — a dynamic arena that often sets policy trends for the United States and the world.
Our fellowship is an incredible opportunity to transform a researcher’s professional path. In fact, more than 50 percent of CCST Science Fellows have been hired by the California State Legislature or state agencies since completing their fellowship. Other alumni return to academia, nonprofits, or industry with a deeper understanding of how science informs decision making, enhancing their career as researchers, professors, consultants, and leaders.
Read reflections from current fellows and alumni at our CCST Science Fellows blog. See how the CCST Science Fellows program has changed their professional path — and helped make California’s policies stronger with science!
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About the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship
The CCST Science Fellows program trains scientific thinkers to be policy-savvy, while helping equip California’s decision makers with science-savvy staff. The program was established in 2009 with funds from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and other generous friends. Discover how our CCST Science Fellows make a difference in California’s policy arena at ccst.us/ccst-science-fellows-program.