California Senate Fellows Program

Established in 1973, the California Senate Fellows (CSF) program is one of the oldest and most distinguished service learning programs in the country. The CSF program grew out of a desire to provide people with insight into the legislative process through experiential learning. It offers college graduates a paid, full-time legislative staff position in the State Capitol for 11 months. The fellowship program's primary goals include exposing people with diverse life experiences and backgrounds to the legislative process by providing research and other professional staff assistance to the Senate.

The CSF program is jointly sponsored by the California State Senate and the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento. Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $2,698 plus full health, vision and dental benefits. They also earn 6 units of graduate credit from the Sacramento State Political Science Department. 

LEARN MORE & APPLY: Deadlines for application are the second week of every February. Find the application here:

If you have questions regarding the Senate Fellowship Program please contact Program Director, Jamie Taylor, at (916) 278-6906 or