Assemblywoman Burke Announces Availability of Assembly Fellowship Program Applications

For immediate release:

Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke (D-Inglewood) today announced the availability of applications for the 2016-17 Jesse Marvin Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program.

The Assembly Fellowship Program provides the opportunity for aspiring public servants of all ages, backgrounds and experiences to directly participate in the legislative process. The 11-month fellowship provides an introduction to public policy formation and adoption through full-time work as professional staff in the Assembly. Fellows also participate in a weekly academic seminar, earning graduate credits from California State University, Sacramento. Fellows are paid a monthly stipend of $2,627, plus health, dental, and vision benefits. The Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento administers the program in conjunction with the California State Assembly.

“The Assembly Fellowship Program offers college graduates the unique opportunity to learn and craft public policy through hands-on work with elected officials and staff,” Assemblywoman Burke said. “The Program provides a challenging, professional work experience that serves as the foundation for successful careers in both the public and private sectors.”

Applications for the 2016-17 Assembly Fellowship Program are due Monday, February 8, 2016. Applicants must have earned their undergraduate degree by September 2016. No specific major is preferred and individuals with advanced degrees and mid-career professionals are also encouraged to apply. Brochures are available at Assemblywoman Burke’s Capitol or district office. Please contact the center for California Studies with any questions at or (916) 278-6906. The online application is available at


Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke represents the 62nd Assembly District, which consists of the cities of Inglewood, Hawthorne, Lawndale, El Segundo, and Gardena as well as the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Westchester, Playa del Rey, Playa Vista, Venice, and parts of Del Rey. Additionally, the 62nd Assembly District includes the unincorporated Los Angeles County communities of Del Aire, West Athens, Lennox, Westmont, and Marina del Rey.

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