2013 Judicial Fellows Attend State of the Judiciary
Judicial Administration Fellows Breann Watt, Superior Court of Sacramento County; Danny Lee, Superior Court of Placer County, and Kate Nitta, Administrative Office of the Courts, Office of Governmental Affairs, with Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye at the state Capitol following her State of the Judiciary Address.
The application period for 2013 is closed.
Voted three years in a row (2010, 2011 & 2012) as one of the Top 10 internships nationwide by Vault.com, the Capital Fellows Programs were ranked highly for their combination of meaningful work experience and career opportunities. Each year, Vault's editors evaluate the internship programs profiled in their annual guide and select from those the top 10 internship programs they feel represent the best all-around opportunities.
The Fellowship offers a unique opportunity to participate in policymaking, program development, and implementation and to gain first-hand experience in the governance and leadership of the most diverse, complex court system in the nation. Judicial Administration Fellows work 10-11 months as a full-time, paid staff members of the Capital Fellows Program administered by the Center for California Studies at Sacramento State University, and they are placed in the courts and judicial branch leadership offices throughout the state.
Applications are posted the beginning of the calendar year. Fellows are selected in the spring and start their programs in fall with an intensive orientation conducted by the program, after which they interview with various offices before being placed. They attend weekly graduate seminars conducted by their program's academic advisors.
Prospective Judicial Administration Fellows must have a bachelor’s degree (in any major) by September 1 of their service year and a demonstrated interest in state government and public service. Applicants may apply to one or more of the Capital Fellows Programs that meet their interests and qualifications. Recent graduates, graduate, postgraduate and mid-career applicants are welcome.