State Assemblywoman Julia Brownley, from Santa Monica, who represents the 41st District, has announced the availability of applications for the 2007-2008 Capital Fellows Program.

“This 11-month program gives college graduates the opportunity of a lifetime to become full-time policy assistants,” said Brownley.

“Assembly fellows, for example, work on fiscal and policy issues in an assemblymember’s capital or committee office and participate in a weekly academic seminar with the assemblymember’s senior staff, journalists, lobbyists and state government officials,” Brownley said.

These fellowships are also available for work with members of the State Senate, legislative committees, senior executive branch staff, court officials and other top ranking government officials.

Under what is collectively known as the Capital Fellows Programs, fellows in each program earn 12 graduate credits from California State University, Sacramento, and are paid $1,972 per month plus health, dental and vision benefits.

“These are extraordinary opportunities to engage in public service and prepare for future careers,” Brownley said. “The ranks of former fellows include a justice of the State Supreme Court, members of the U.S. Congress and State Legislature, a deputy director of the Peace Corps, corporate executives, and local government and community leaders.”

Eighteen Assembly fellows, 18 Senate fellows, 18 executive fellows and ten judicial administration fellows will be selected, with interviews to be held in May in both Los Angeles and Sacramento.

To be eligible, applicants must have earned their undergraduate degree by September 2007, and those with advanced degrees or mid-career professionals are encouraged to apply.

Informational brochures are available on request at Brownley’s district office, 6355 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Suite 205, Woodland Hills.

Applications are available online at and must be postmarked by Wednesday, February 28th.