Through a generous grant from the Comcast Foundation and in partnership with the California LGBT Legislative Caucus, EQCAI is sponsoring a four-week intensive fellowship program for six (6) students who have completed at least their first year of studies at college or university. The program will begin on Monday, June 17, 2019 and will end on Friday, July 12, 2019. UPDATE: The deadline to apply is now April 12, 2019.
Participants will gain valuable insight and experience that includes:
THIS APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED
What the Fellowship Offers
Stipend: Fellows will each receive a stipend of $3,000 for the four-week period. These funds will be provided in four (4) installments as part of successful completion of components of the program and can be used to cover transportation, expenses, and housing (arranged by the fellow).
Work Placement: The fellows will be placed in a legislative office in Sacramento for four (4) weeks and will be assigned mentors that support the fellows’ work.
Interactions with State Leaders: Through EQCAI partners, fellows will have the opportunity to engage key leaders in various sectors of California’s life and culture. Site visits and informal gatherings will be designed to build community and expand the fellows’ leadership and support network.
Leadership Development & Training: The fellows will receive exposure to the inner workings of California government, the factors influencing policy makers, and current and future policy issues facing California.
Qualifications to Apply
Applicants must fulfill the following requirements:
2019 Application and Fellowship Timeline
Friday, February 15, 2019: Application available
Friday, April 12, 2019: Deadline for applications to be received by email/online
Friday, April 26, 2019: Announcement of Fellowship Class of Summer 2019
Monday, June 17, 2019: Fellowship begins: orientation, placement in legislative offices, and beginning of curriculum and training
Friday, July 12, 2019: Fellowship ends
Please note that this fellowship is an intensive four-week program with strategically planned activities involving a number of important people. Fellows will have a tightly-scheduled calendar for the duration of the program, and free time may be limited.
Please direct all questions to Carolyn Chu at firstname.lastname@example.org.