Few California state legislators have backgrounds in science, engineering, or technology. Yet they are asked to make decisions on issues with significant science and technology aspects, like water, energy, and environmental policy.
The California Council on Science & Technology (CCST) Science & Technology Policy Fellows Program places ten PhD-level scientists annually in the California legislature for one-year appointments. Fellows work hands-on with policymakers addressing complex scientific and technical issues as well as assuming other responsibilities of full-time legislative staffers.
By embedding PhD-level scientists directly in the California state legislature the CCST Fellows Program helps inform policy discussions with scientific perspectives and expertise.
Join us on September 28th to learn about our CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship:
CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship
Virtual Info Session
Thursday, September 28, 2017
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pacific
We’ll provide an introduction to the CCST Science Fellows program and answer your questions about the application process and requirements. Current and former CCST Science Fellows will be on hand to talk about their fellowship year working inside the California State Legislature.
Recruitment for our 2019 Class will begin this December. Experience a year of public service and government leadership training ― and grow your career while making a difference in California’s policy arena. Join our September 28th call to learn more!
NOTE: Our event immediately follows the virtual info session for the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship! This is a one- to two-year federal-level fellowship for PhD scientists, which our CCST program was modeled after. So, broaden your search ― sign up for the AAAS webinar at 11:00 a.m. Pacific, and learn the options for exploring science policy training in Washington, DC!