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Comcast Fellowship

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS 5:00PM (PST) ON FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017

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Through a generous grant from the Comcast Foundation and in partnership with the California Latino Legislative Caucus, the California State University, Sacramento-Center for California Studies, the University of California Center at Sacramento, the University of Southern California and the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, CLYLP offers a rigorous four-week internship in the state capitol exclusively for CLYLP alumni. The fellowship curriculum builds upon the training received at CLYLP high school leadership programs and introduces college students to the inner workings of California government and statewide policy issues. Fellows have the opportunity to engage key leaders in various sectors of California's life and culture. Site visits and informal gatherings will be provided through the month-long program designed to build community and expand the fellows' leadership and support network.

WHAT THE FELLOWSHIP OFFERS

  • Scholarship
    Fellows will each receive a scholarship 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.
  • Work Placement
    Each fellow will be placed in a legislative office in Sacramento for four (4) weeks and will be assigned mentors to support their work.
  • Academic and Leadership Training Seminars
    The fellows will receive exposure to a leadership curriculum that includes a focus on the inner workings of California government, the factors influencing policy makers and current and future policy issues facing California taught by academic faculty and leaders within the state.
  • Regional Government and California Policy Trips
    Fellows will travel to other regions of California on certain weekends and weekdays during the fellowship to study pressing issues facing a specific geographical region of California, learn about California's technology sector and other aspects of California government.
  • Volunteerism
    CLYLP Comcast Fellows will have the opportunity to volunteer one morning at a local Sacramento non-profit to help learn about community involvement and giving of time and skills.
PROGRAM DATES

The Comcast Fellowship will take place from July 5 - August 5, 2017.

LOCATION AND HOUSING
The fellowship takes place in the City of Sacramento, with some program traveling opportunities outside of Sacramento. Fellows will be provided housing and will have access to public transportation in order to complete their assigned internship at the State Capitol, and attend academic course sessions in downtown Sacramento.

ELIGIBILITY
Applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Completed one of CLYLP's high school leadership programs: Sacramento Leadership Conference, San Joaquin Valley Institute, Bay Area Institute or the Los Angeles Institute.
  • Demonstrated leadership in their community since participating in a CLYLP high school leadership program.
  • Completed at minimum one year of college and be returning to their studies as a full-time undergraduate at an accredited college or university.
  • Commit to continuously being in Sacramento throughout the entire duration of the fellowship and fulfill all the requirements of the program. Weekend travel outside of the Fellowship program within these dates is prohibited and will only be approved on a case-by-case basis if discussed and approved prior to the start of the fellowship program.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply to the CLYLP Comcast Fellowship, download the application here:

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APPLICATION DEADLINE

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY TO THE 2017 CLYLP COMCAST FELLOWSHIP IS 5:00PM (PST) ON FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017.

Applications must be RECEIVED by the deadline via email:

  1. Email: Applications must be emailed to Fellowship@clylp.org. Please make sure all documents are in PDF format
  2. Letters of recommendation and transcripts: If you would like to submit letters of recommendation and transcriptions by regular U.S. mail, send them to:

Lauren Greenwood, CLYLP
Attention: Comcast Fellowship Selection Committee
c/o 1001 K Street, 2nd Floor
Sacramento, CA. 95814

FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information please contact: Fellowship@clylp.org.