State Policy Fellowship Program

Posted November 01, 2013 Employer: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Approximate Deadline: January 24, 2014

The goal of the State Policy Fellowship Program is to help build a diverse generation of future leaders who will shape state policies and fiscal choices that affect disadvantaged families and communities.

The fellowship is sponsored by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a national policy institute, and the State Fiscal Analysis Initiative (SFAI), a network of influential public policy organizations in over 40 states that participate in public debates over budget and tax policies and other issues in their states that affect disadvantaged communities and families.

Below are key details on the program:

  • Fellows will spend two years as entry-level analysts working with a state policy organization belonging to the SFAI network.
  • Fellows will research and write analyses on current policy issues; brief policymakers, journalists, and others on these issues; and serve as a resource for advocates and community groups.
  • These are paid, full time positions with benefits.
  • Fellows will participate in a professional development program that includes a week-long seminar in Washington, D.C. and additional training opportunities, including national policy conferences. Additionally, fellows will be partnered with mentors who are leaders in their field.
  • To be eligible for the program, candidates must 1) have completed a graduate program in public policy, public affairs, economics, social work, public health, law, or a related field by August 2014, 2) have a strong academic record, and 3) be eligible to work in the United States for the two-year duration of the program.

Completed applications must be submitted online by January 24, 2014, although we encourage early submissions. The fellowship will begin in the latter part of August 2014. You can learn more about the program at If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to

Shaunya Owens
State Policy Fellowship Program
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Main: 202-408-1080

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