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Governor's Fellows Program

The Governor's Fellows Program will help to build capacity in executive branch departments by attracting recent graduates who will specialize in policy areas such as transportation equity, universal pre-K, and mental health and addiction. Governor’s Fellows will have a commitment of one-year of employment within their specific office and will serve under the supervision of dedicated career staff with invaluable institutional knowledge. At the end of the fellowship, these employees will be considered for long-term employment by the host department. The Governor’s Office will provide mentorship and networking opportunities to Fellows, who will begin their state government career with support from the Governor’s Office and as well as the State Civil Service Commission. 


Eligibility for the Governor’s Fellows Program will be based on several qualifications, including effective communication and teamwork skills, established excellence in professional or academic achievement, proven leadership ability, and a demonstrated commitment to public policy.

Applications open starting April 24, 2023 and the deadline for Fellow applications is May, 12, 2023, with interviews being held throughout the summer. The expected start date will be September 2023. 

Click here and search fellows in the search tab for a list of the departments hiring Governor’s Fellows.