Offered by the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST), the CCST Science and Technology Policy Fellowship places professional scientists and engineers in the California State Legislature for one-year appointments. The program is designed to enable Fellows to work hands-on with policymakers in addressing complex scientific issues as well as assume all the other legislative responsibilities of full-time legislative staffers. The Legislature benefits from having the expertise of a trained Ph.D.-level scientist, who brings significant analytical, problem solving, research, and communication skills applied through the lens of the scientific method and the Fellows gain an invaluable, hands-on learning experience about the intersection of science, technology, and policy.
Building on the successful and highly acclaimed national model of the Science and Technology Policy Fellowships offered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in the federal public policy arena, the CCST Science and Technology Policy Fellowship creates a similar interface in the California Legislature. The fellows learn the intricacies of the California legislative process and serve as fulltime legislative staff to provide recommendations, answers to technical questions, and clarification of policy options for a wide variety of issues, including those with science and technology related attributes.
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