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Program Goals

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.

Eligibility Requirements

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.

Program Details

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.

Contact Us

Please check out our Fellows FAQ for answers to any questions you may have.  If you need further assistance, contact us at GovFellows@governor.virginia.gov



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