Applications are being accepted for the Empire State Fellows program, a two-year program to learn about public policy while working with state officials, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week.
The fellowship program first began in 2012 to allow experienced professionals, college graduates and student learners to work with senior Cuomo administration officials to teach and prepare them to serve as government leaders. The application due date is April 4, Gannett Ashley Hupfl reports.
“New York forged its legacy as the Empire State by opening its doors to talent from around the globe, and providing them as environment in which to flourish,” Cuomo said in a statement. “The Empire State Fellows Program capitalizes on that ideal, raising the profile of public service and giving accomplished innovators and professionals the opportunity to become the public policy leaders of tomorrow.”
Former fellows now have positions as state assistance secretary for Human Services and Information Technology, deputy director of The Community, Opportunity, Reinvestment Initiative and assistant commissioner of state Homes and Community Renewal, Cuomo said.
Richard Lecky, a current fellow, applauded the program.
“I am honored to be part of the Empire State Fellows Program,” Lecky said in a statement. “The program truly captures the essence of public service and allows me to use my professional and personal experience to bring a new perspective to state government. I encourage individuals who share this passion to help other to apply and become part of this special program.”
To apply, candidate can email a cover letter, resume, personal statement, and two letters of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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