Capital Fellows Program - The Capital Fellows Programs offer a unique opportunity to participate in policymaking and development. Fellows work for 10-11 months as full-time, paid staff members in the California State Assembly, California State Senate, California Executive Branch or the California Judiciary. Fellows actively engage in public service and prepare for future careers, while gaining firsthand experience in the governance and leadership of the most diverse, complex state in the nation. Prospective Capital Fellows must have a bachelor’s degree (in any major) by September 1, 2014 and a demonstrated interest in California state government and public service. Applicants may apply to one or more of the programs that meet their interests and qualifications. Recent graduates, graduate, postgraduate and mid-career applicants are welcome. For the 2014-15 fellowship year, individuals must complete the online application by the deadline of February 10, 2014. For more information, visit: http://www.csus.edu/calst/capital_fellows_programs_overview.html.
Environmental Journalism - The Grist Fellowship Program is an opportunity for early-career writers, editors, and others with diverse backgrounds to hone their journalistic skills at a national news outlet and deepen their knowledge of environmental issues. The fellowship offers exposure to the leading sustainability thinkers and theories of our time, real-world experience at a fast-paced news site. The fellows will make daily contributions to Grist’s editorial operations, including (but not limited to) research, reporting, story ideas, writing, and multimedia projects. We will encourage full participation in staff discussions and meetings, seek input on issues large and small, and support special projects. Fellows work full-time out of Grist’s Seattle office. Fellows must make a six-month commitment. After six months, the fellowship will be renewable once by mutual agreement between the fellow and Grist. The fellowship pays $2,250 per month. Curious, self-motivated, hard-working individuals who want to raise the bar for environmental journalism and who have a profound interest in growing as a storyteller. We are looking for writers, reporters, and editors, as well as content creators in new media areas such as video, social media, data visualization, animation, and multimedia programming. Candidates are most likely college graduates or j-school grads with some experience in the field. For more information, visit: http://grist.org/fellowships.