The California Council on Science and Technology was created to provide California with objective, nonpartisan advice on policy issues that involve science. CCST runs a Fellowship Program that places 10 PhD scientists each year as aides to lawmakers in the California Assembly and Senate. They research issues, assess policies, and draft laws based on facts and real science. Since the program started six years ago, fellows have worked on over 700 bills.
The fellowships are ideal for qualified applicants who are interested in improving the interface between science and legislative decision-making and who want to learn the public policy decision-making process. Following the one-year program, alums from this program have moved on to an impressive array of policy-oriented, professional positions. The deadline for fellowship applications isSaturday, February 25 2016. Click here for the FAQs for applicants.