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The James R. Galbraith Fellowship is a local public policy internship under the supervision of the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs. For 10 weeks, graduate students are placed at a political, business or community worksite, where they learn more about the public policy implementation process. Past internship placements include the Office of California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, the Office of State Senator Bob Huff (2011), the Office of State Senator Gloria Romero (2007), and the Office of Congressmember Hilda Solis (2006). Students complete the program with a better understanding of how public policies are formed and carried out and how policies affect local communities.

Fellows are selected on the basis of academic competence as well as demonstrated interest in public policy. Applicants must be currently enrolled full time as an undergraduate OR graduate student at Cal State and possess a minimum 3.0 GPA. All financial aid conditions apply.

The program is endowed by James R. Galbraith.

“Pat Brown Institute Galbraith Fellowship has offered me a hands-on opportunity that could never be replicated in a classroom.” Hannah Hsieh, 2017 Galbraith Fellow