Offered by the California Council on Science and Technology
(CCST), the CCST Science and Technology Policy Fellowships place professional
scientists and engineers in the California State Legislature for one-year appointments. These
professional development opportunities enable fellows to work hands on with policy-makers to
develop solutions to complex scientific and technical issues facing California through their
interaction with the legislative process. The fellowships are ideal for qualified applicants who are
interested in improving the interface between science and legislative decision-making and who want
to learn the public policy decision-making process. Fellows are placed, for one year, to serve as
staff members in various offices of the California State Legislature.
With increasingly complex science and technological issues facing society today, the effective
interface of science and public policy is becoming ever more important. 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 Fellowships create a similar interface in the
California Legislature. The fellows learn the intricacies of the California legislative
process, by becoming a trusted member of the legislative team. Fellows provide legislators and their staffs with clear and unbiased advice, answers to
technical questions, and clarification of policy options for issues with science and technology
related attributes, while conducting the work of a staffer.
Please explore our website to learn more about the California Science and Technology Fellowships
and to complete the application and instructions. If, after looking, you are unable to find
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