Capitol Fellows

California Senate Fellows Program

ABOUT: Established in 1973, the California Senate Fellows (CSF) program is one of the oldest and most distinguished service learning programs in the country. The CSF program grew out of a desire to provide people with insight into the legislative process through experiential learning. It offers college graduates a paid, full-time legislative staff position in the State Capitol for 11 months. The fellowship program's primary goals include exposing people with diverse life experiences and backgrounds to the legislative process by providing research and other professional staff assistance to the Senate. The CSF program is jointly sponsored by the California State Senate and the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento. Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $2,627 plus full health, vision and dental benefits. They also earn 6 units of graduate credit from the Sacramento State Government Department.


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2016-2017 Senator Moorlach Fellow

James MooreJames Moore

James Moore is a current California Senate Fellow, one of 18 Fellows selected from an applicant pool of over 600.  Mr. Moore is a recent graduate of Harvard University, where he concentrated in Government and received a Secondary Field degree in Psychology.  While there, he performed research in the Behavioral Insights Lab, a joint lab between the Harvard Psychology Department and Harvard Business School analyzing shared resource interactions within multinational companies.  Before joining the Senator Moorlach’s office as a Senate Fellow, Mr. Moore interned with the office, where he staffed committee meetings, met with constituents and interest groups, and performed research.