McGuire Announces the Capital Fellows Program for 2015-2016

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Sacramento, CAState Senator Mike McGuire is pleased to announce that the Capital Fellows Program is now open for Northern California applicants.  McGuire currently has a Capital Fellow in his office, Chris Nielsen, who is from Novato, CA.

The program features a select group of graduate-level students from across the country who participate in a ten month program, working daily on issues critical to the State’s legislative, executive, and judicial branches.

“Our Senate office is proud to participate in the Fellows program and we truly enjoy working with these students on legislative and policy issues,” said McGuire.

Each year the Program accepts just 18 representatives for the fellowship programs in the State Senate.  The programs start this October, and runs through the summer of 2016.

Fellows experience a broad range of activities including researching public policy issues, developing legislative proposals, analyzing and staffing legislation, assisting with constituent services and participating in meetings as the senator’s representative.

Anyone with a bachelor's degree by September 1, 2015 and a demonstrated interest in state government and public service is eligible to apply.  Applicants must be 20 years of age by September 1, 2015. Graduate, postgraduate and mid-career applicants are welcome.

Prospective applicants can obtain information about the California Senate Fellows program online at The program application period for 2015-2016 is currently open and closes on February 9th, 2015.  To find more information and apply, please go to:

For more information or questions, please contact Jason Liles, Chief of Staff, at 916-651-4002 or at 707-570-7070, or email him at