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A listing of resources available for students. 

CSU Capitol Fellows Program - Deadline is February 13, 2017

This ten-month programs uniquely integrates work experience with academic and professional development by given students firsthand experience work in the state capital. Fellows receive health benefits, a monthly stipend, and are employees of Sacramento State. They are typically given assignments with a significant amount of responsibility and challenge. During their fellowships, students also take six units of graduate courses on California government issues through Sacramento State campus. Each educational program is tailored to the specific fellowship and governmental experience. 

Level: Seniors

Areas: Public Policy, Government 

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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Fellowship - Deadline is January 29, 2018

The CHCI paid Fellowship program offers Latinos the opportunity to work in congressional offices and federal agencies in Washington, DC. Fellowships participate in leadership training sessions, community service, and a week long orientation.

Graduate Fellowship deadline is January 29, 2018

Public Policy Fellowship deadline is January 29, 2018 

Coros Fellows Program- Deadline is January 18, 2017

The Coro Fellowship uses the city as a classroom to train the next generation of change makers. Each fellow participates in a series of full time projects across a variety of sectors in public affairs, including a final independent project of the Fellow's choosing. Sectors may include: government, business, electoral politics, organized labors, media, and non-profit/philanthropy. Coro city sites include Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis. 

Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship - SDSU Campus Deadline is August 31, 2017

Fulbright-Clinton Fellowhsip provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to serve in professional placements in a foreign government ministry or institution in partner governments. Fulbright-Clinton Fellows build mutual understanding and contribute to strengthening the public sector while gaining hands-on public sector experience. The Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship also includes an independed academic study/research component. 

PPIA Fellowship - Deadline is November 1, 2017

The goal of the Public Policy & International Affairs Program (PPIA) is to help students achieve a Master's or joint degree, typically in public policy, public administration, international affairs or related field and pursue a career in public service. The organization does this through the intensive study provided by recruiting 100 rising undergraduate seniors each year for a 7 week Junior Summer Institute (JSI) experience after their junior year to build their capacity to handle the rigor of graduate level work. Students receive a stipend, books and materials for the JSI, full tuition at a PPIA JSI, meal plan, and is eligible for additional benefits.

Students can apply to attend one of the following institutions for the JSI: The Ford School-University of Michigan, The Goldman School-UC Berkeley, Heinz College-Carnegie Mellon University, Humphrey School of Public Affairs-University of Minnesota, and Woodrow Wilson School-Princeton University. PPIA also supports Fellows when they go on to graduate school through partnerships with universities across the country to provide fee waivers for applications and financial aid for once a Fellow enrolls in a graduate program.

PPIA Fall 2017 Conferences for Public Policy-Public Service

University of minnesota, Twin Cities

Humphrey School of Public Affairs - Minneapolis, Minnesota

November 10-12, 2017 

Priority deadline to apply is Oct. 1. Final deadline is Oct. 15

Harry S. Truman Scholarship - SDSU Campus Deadline is November 3, 2017

The Truman Scholarship is a $30,000 merit-based grant awarded to undergraduate students who wish financial support to attend graduate or professional school in preparation for careers in government, the non-profit sector or elsewhere in public service.

The Truman Scholarship application process also includes an internal application process. For more information about the award, its internal application process and accompanying deadlines, visit;




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Michelle Lopez, Assistant Dean
Division of Undergraduate Studies
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive, 
San Diego, CA 92182-1623
Phone: (619) 594-2871
Fax: (619) 594-7934


For Weber Honors College students:

Dr. Martha Enciso
Associate Director, Weber Honors College
Phone: (619) 594-3834

Office:  Admin 201-D