The historic and prestigious Virginia Governor's Fellows Program
offers a select group of outstanding and highly motivated individuals
the opportunity to experience firsthand the administration of state
government in the Commonwealth. Established in 1982, the Governor's
Fellows Program brings exceptional students with creative ideas to
state government an experience that often leads to careers
in public service.
Qualified applicants must be graduating college seniors or enrolled
as degree candidates in a graduate or professional school. Applicants
must be enrolled in a Virginia college or university or must be a
Virginia resident if enrolled in an out-of-state institution. They
must also have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in academics,
proven leadership ability, and involvment in extracurricular activities
and community service. The selection of Fellows will be based solely
on merit, without regard to race, sex, national origin, religion,
age, disability, or political affiliation.
Fellows will be required to work full-time in Virginia state government.
The 2005 Governor's Fellows Program will begin Monday, June 6, 2005
and continue through Friday, July 29, 2005.
Participants are placed in different positions in the Governor's Office and
in various agencies throughout the
Executive Branch. The program attempts to match Fellows with compatible
assignments according to background, interests and future goals.
State funds are not allocated for the Governor's Fellows Program. However,
in previous years, colleges and universities have distributed stipends
to the Fellows selected from their institutions. Institutions are urged
to make summer grants available. Applicants who will require financial
assistance in order to participate in the program should discuss this matter
with school officials before applying.
Applications for the 2005 Fellows Program are no longer being being
accepted. However, if you are still interested in examining the application,
you may download your choice of format below.