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 rising college seniors, 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 involvement 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 2013 Governor's Fellows Program will begin Monday, June 3, 2013 through Friday, August 2, 2013.
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.
Thank you for your interest in the Governor's Fellow Program. The deadline for the 2013 program has passed. Please check at the end of this year for information on the 2014 program. If you have completed the online application for the 2013 program and need to forward your transcript, please send it to the following address:
Governor’s Fellows Program
Patrick Henry Building
1111 East Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Attention: Program Director