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  • Senate Fellows Program - Center for California Studies at Sacramento State - Leadership begins here.
    and most distinguished service learning programs in the country The CSF program grew out of a desire to provide people with insight into the legislative process through experiential learning It offers college graduates a paid full time legislative staff position in the State Capitol for 11 months The fellowship program s primary goals include exposing people with diverse life experiences and backgrounds to the legislative process by providing research and other professional staff assistance to the Senate The CSF program is jointly sponsored by the California State Senate and the Center for California Studies at California State University Sacramento Fellows receive a monthly stipend of 2 627 plus full health vision and dental benefits They also earn 6 units of graduate credit from the Sacramento State Government Department The 2016 17 fellowship application period is closed 2016 2017 California Senate Fellows Brochure An indepth view of the Senate Fellows Program Senate Fellows 2011 12 Graduate Students Senate fellows receive fully paid enrollment at California State University Sacramento Sacramento State and earn graduate units for seminars taught by faculty from the Sacramento State Government Department Teresa Pena Senate fellow 2011 12 Office Placement Eighteen California Senate Fellows will be selected to serve as full time Senate staff for 11 months beginning in October Fellows are assigned to Member or policy committee offices and work as part of the public policy staff team in the Capitol Responsibilities include helping develop legislative proposals researching and analyzing bills responding to constituent inquiries and writing press releases and speeches Many of the CSF participants continue their post fellowship as career staff to the California Senate Senate Fellows 2011 12 Qualifications Applicants must be 20 years of age must have completed their undergraduate degree by September 1st of the fellowship year Applicants must be prepared for

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  • Frequently Asked Questions - Center for California Studies at Sacramento State - Leadership begins here.
    I receive more than one email requesting a recommendation letter You will receive more than one recommendation request if an applicant applied to multiple programs or if more than one applicant has listed you as a recommender A distinct link to the recommendation form will be provided in each email you receive When you are in the recommendation system you can view all your requested recommendations by clicking at the top of the page on Return to list My Recommendations What should be included in the recommendation letter Each program has unique requirements for recommendation letters For more information regarding each program s recommendation requirements click here May I use the same recommendation letter for each program Each of the Capital Fellows Programs is very competitive and each has its own selection criteria While you may use the same letter for each program we strongly suggest that you address any unique program guidelines in each letter you craft For more information regarding each program s recommendation requirements click here How can I tell if I have successfully submitted my recommendation When you are in the recommendation system you can use the My Recommendations tab see the status of the recommendation request change from Pending to Complete What if I do not want to provide a recommendation for the applicant Please click the link in your recommendation request email scroll down to the bottom of the page and click decline Frequently Asked Questions Please click on the subject link below to access the application and recommender instructions Qualifications Question What are the qualifications for being a fellow Answer The program is open to anyone who will be at least 20 years of age and a graduate from a university or four year college by September 1 2016 No preference is given to type of major or how recently the applicant has graduated Individuals with advanced degrees and those in mid career are encouraged to apply NOTE The Capital Fellows Programs do not meet the requirements for a F 1 or J 1 visa Question Do I have to have my four year degree at the time I apply Answer No You must obtain your degree by September 1 2016 All incoming fellows must provide proof of graduation from a university or four year college prior to the start of the fellowship Question How much does G P A weigh in on your decision of who is accepted Answer Although your G P A is important it is only one consideration among many that selection committees weigh Question Do you have to be enrolled at Sacramento State in order to apply for a fellowship Answer No Anyone with a four year degree from an accredited institution may apply Question Are the Capital Fellows required to take the Graduate Record Examination GRE Answer No Question Are applicants already pursuing an M A degree evaluated on a different basis Answer No the only educational requirement for the programs is completion of a baccalaureate degree

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  • Request Program Brochure - Center for California Studies at Sacramento State - Leadership begins here.
    Faculty Research Fellows Reports Visiting Scholar Program California Elections Data Archive Conference and Programs Envisioning California Conference Civic Education and Leadership Opportunities LSMI Judicial Administration Graduate Certificate Panetta Institute Congressional Internship Sacramento Semester Capital Fellows Programs Assembly Fellowship Program Executive Fellowship Program Judicial Fellowship Program Senate Fellows Program FAQs Request Program Brochure selected Notable Fellows Fellowship Poster Information for Current Former Fellows Capital Fellows Alumni Association Capital Fellows Programs Request

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  • Information for Current & Former Fellows - Center for California Studies at Sacramento State - Leadership begins here.
    the fellowship Complete and send to Office of Human Resources Attn Gwen Tupaz 6000 J St Sacramento CA 95819 6032 Direct Deposit Form Pay Period Calendar University Contact Information Center for California Studies 278 6906 Tahoe Hall Room 3046 Payroll Services 278 6211 Sacramento Hall Room 161 Benefits 278 6213 Sacramento Hall Room 162 Cashier s Office Commuter stickers 278 6190 Lassen Hall Room 1003 University Transportation Parking Services UTAPS Parking and commuter stickers 278 7275 7667 Folsom Blvd Sacramento CA 95826 NOTE UTAPS is not located on campus but on Folsom Boulevard between Hornet Drive and Jed Smith Drive View the new location flier Capital Fellows Benefits FAQ SacLink Information My Sac State Casper Web requires SacLink Account End of Year Fact Sheet for Capital Fellows Download the Request for Service Prior to Membership Service Credit Cost Information Booklet and Form Former Fellows Buying Back CalPERS Time To receive service credit for your year as a fellow you will need to follow these steps Download the Request for Service Credit Cost Information Form Complete sections 1 2 and 3 of the form Since you worked as a Fellow in the CSU system you do not need to complete sections 4 7 Make a copy for your records and send it directly to CALPERS CalPERS Member Services Division P O Box 4000 Sacramento California 95812 4000 Review Additional Resources Cost Estimator Purchase Payment Methods You will receive a cost estimate in the mail and will be able to decide at that point whether you want to proceed Part Time Seasonal and Temporary Employee Retirement Plan Fellows are not members of the Public Employees Retirement System PERS However federal law mandates that Fellows participate in a retirement plan The appropriate public retirement plan is the Part Time Seasonal and Temporary Employee

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  • Capital Fellows Alumni Association - Center for California Studies at Sacramento State - Leadership begins here.
    MacNee On Friday January 30th at the Capital Fellows Alumni Association yearly meeting of the members a new board for 2015 was installed led by our newest Board Chair Megan MacNee Megan served as a Jesse Unruh Assembly Fellow in 2009 10 for Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher After spending a couple more years in the Assembly she joined the California Building Industry Association where she serves at the Political Affairs Manager Megan has served on the CFAA Board in a variety of capacities including Assembly Fellow Representative Events Director and Member at Large before taking over as Chair for 2015 Megan finished her Masters in Public Administration from USC in 2013 We welcome her leadership and look forward to a great year for CFAA Join as a CFAA Lifetime Member We hope you ll consider joining our organization representing over five decades of Fellows from the Assembly Executive Judicial and Senate Fellows programs Your one time dues help to support the special events speaking engagement and to support the Timothy A Hodson Scholarship fund Newsletters 2015 CFAA Fall Newsletter 2015 CFAA Summer Newsletter 2014 CFAA Fall Newsletter 2014 CFAA Spring Newsletter 2014 CFAA Winter Newsletter 2013 CFAA Summer Newsletter 2013 CFAA Spring Newsletter 2013 CFAA Winter Newsletter 2012 CFAA Fall Newsletter 2012 CFAA Spring Newsletter 2012 CFAA Winter Newsletter 2011 CFAA Fall Newsletter 2011 CFAA Spring Newsletter News and Events 2015 Calendar of Events CFAA Mixer Wednesday October 21st 5 7 pm Cafeteria 15L 15th and L Capital Fellows Alumni Information Update Personal and Professional Information Searchable Database Coming Soon CFAA Board and Association Information 2015 16 Board Members CHAIR Megan MacNee Asm 09 10 megkmac gmail com TREASURER Brian Aguilar Exec 07 08 brian aguilar csus edu COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR Brian Biering Exec 04 05 bbiering gmail com EVENTS CO DIRECTOR

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  • DC Fellowship - Center for California Studies at Sacramento State - Leadership begins here.
    Fellows Capital Fellows Alumni Association Capital Fellows DC Fellowship A unique opportunity exists for current Capital Fellows to take their experience to the next level Since 1992 the California State University has funded a Federal State Relations Fellowship commonly known as the DC Fellowship The Center for California Studies administers this ten month paid fellowship which allows a fellow to work in the Washington D C offices of the California Institute for Federal Policy Research The DC Fellowship offers A 10 month paid fellowship that includes additional stipend funds for moving and bi coastal travel a cost of living allowance and continued full benefits Provide key research studies for the 53 Members of the California Congressional Delegation Learn the important federal issues in a bipartisan setting in a job with wide discretion and responsibilities Study and advocate public policy positions that will benefit California The California Institute is a nonprofit bipartisan organization established in 1991 by the California Congressional Delegation The purpose of the Institute is to study issues affecting California and to advocate positions that will benefit the state see http www calinst org Applications are limited to current 2014 15 Assembly Executive Judicial Administration and Senate Fellows after they have successfully completed their Capital Fellowship What Is It The DC Fellowship is a great opportunity to learn about the federal government while working with California s Congressional delegation The California Institute s director Mary Beth Sullivan is an experienced mentor who provides the DC Fellow wide discretion and responsibilities The Institute is a small operation and the DC Fellow is always a critical player How to Apply To be considered please submit the following A cover letter A one page resume Letter of recommendation from current placement A written statement not to exceed two pages indicating why you

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  • The LegiSchool Project - Center for California Studies at Sacramento State - Leadership begins here.
    Programs Envisioning California Conference Civic Education and Leadership Opportunities LSMI Judicial Administration Graduate Certificate Panetta Institute Congressional Internship Sacramento Semester Civic Education The LegiSchool Project selected Calendar News and Updates Contests Real World Civics Summer Internship Free Materials Contact LegiSchool Resource Links Content Standards Civic Education The LegiSchool Project The LegiSchool Project 2010 National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion Award recipient In a democratic society an important purpose of schools is the preparation of students for their involvement in civic life Today it is more important than ever that students leaving high school have a basic understanding of public issues and have the ability to participate fully in the political process In order to do this they must be able to think critically exercise sound judgment and care about the rights and welfare of their fellow citizens The LegiSchool Project is a civic education collaboration between California State University Sacramento and the California State Legislature administered by the Center for California Studies The Project s mission is to engage young people in matters of public policy and state government by creating opportunities for students and state leaders to meet and share ideas on the problems affecting Californians Check out our newsletter for a listing of this year s activities Or visit our blog to stay up to date on LegiSchool happening s Core activities coordinated and administered by the LegiSchool Project include Interactive Town Hall Meetings in which state officials and high school students discuss contemporary issues LegiSchool s annual essay contest photo contest and art contest A Video Curriculum Library comprised of short videos produced by the California Channel and LegiSchool on basic functions of state government e g How A Bill Becomes Law The Initiative Process and Checks Balances The Three Branches of Government All LegiSchool curriculum

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  • Calendar - Center for California Studies at Sacramento State - Leadership begins here.
    LegiSchool Project The LegiSchool Project Calendar Newsletters Contests Free Materials and Event Response Contact LegiSchool Resource Links Content Standards Research Faculty Research Fellows Program Current and In progress RFPs Completed Faculty Research Fellows Reports Visiting Scholar Program California Elections Data Archive Conference and Programs Envisioning California Conference Civic Education and Leadership Opportunities LSMI Judicial Administration Graduate Certificate Panetta Institute Congressional Internship Sacramento Semester Civic Education The LegiSchool Project Calendar selected News and Updates Contests Real World Civics Summer Internship Free Materials Contact LegiSchool Resource Links Content Standards Civic Education Calendar 2015 2016 Calendar Town Hall Meeting The Creative Economy Wednesday October 21 2015 Location Sacramento Annual Essay Contest Youth Political Participation Postmark Deadline Friday November 18 2015 Town Hall Meeting Should We Raise the Minimum Wage Wednesday December 2 2015 Location Sacramento Visual Arts Contest Editorial Cartoons Postmark Deadline Friday December 4 2015 Student Legislative Summit Essay contest winners only Wednesday March 2 2016 Location Sacramento Town Hall Meeting Sugary Drinks Public Health Hazard or Personal Choice Wednesday April 6 2016 Location Sacramento Real World Civics Summer Internship Program Sacramento area students only Postmark Deadline Friday April 8 2016 Internship June 22 July 29 2016 Dates subject to change Annual

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