|December 1, 2016||Application period begins|
|February 28, 2017||Application period closes at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time|
|Mid April, 2017||Notification sent to applicants for interviews|
|Late May/early June, 2017||Finalists' Interviews held|
|June, 2017||Fellows Selected|
|November 1, 2017||Fellows' training begins in Sacramento|
|December 2017||Fellows assigned to host offices|
|October 31, 2018||Fellowship ends|
The CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship provides year of public service and government leadership training for scientists and engineers — grow your career while making a difference in California's policy arena. Read more stories and profiles of past Fellows at the CCST Fellows blog, or follow updates from the Fellowship program on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.
Listen to a Fellowship Q&A from our January 2016 Info Session:
"I pitched a bill idea to my Assemblymember and she liked it. I wrote the bill, brought together a diverse group of supporters, and worked to get the bill through the legislative process and signed by the governor."
- Sarah Brady
"I killed a bad bill using scientific evidence."
- Amber Hartman Scholz
"I analyzed a controversial piece of legislation and worked with my chairperson to create a solution that aimed to find the middle ground."
- Mandy Arens
"A bill that I developed to provide free public access to research that was funded by California taxpayers passed in the legislature and was signed by the governor."
- Annabelle Kleist
"I analyzed bills on current issues impacting all Californians – hazardous rail shipments, fracking, and pharmaceutical take-back programs."
- Karen Morrison
"It was refreshing to successfully apply my analytical, research, and communication skills in an entirely new setting. My criminal justice research made a difference and helped keep a state department accountable."
- Malaika Singleton
"I played a lead role in conceiving, writing, staffing, and ultimately securing the governor's signature on a healthcare bill."
- Ben Rubin
"I successfully navigated legislation from inception to the governor's desk."
- Andrew Kosydar