Baton Rouge, LA (STL.News) Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the application process for the 2021 Governor’s Fellows Program in Louisiana Government is now open.
This summer program gives college and university students the opportunity to experience the inner workings of state government and gain a deeper understanding of public policy.
“The fellowship program has been cultivating and inspiring the next generation of leaders in Louisiana for the past three years,” Gov. Edwards said. “I strongly encourage all college students to apply if they are interested in how state government and public service work. When we invest in our young people, we invest in our state’s future. I always look forward to meeting the next generation of people who are going to move this state forward.”
Each fellow will be assigned to a cabinet-level agency to observe first-hand how the governor and agency heads lead and how policies are developed, advanced and implemented. Fellows will also participate in a weekly speaker series and take field trips designed to enhance their knowledge of Louisiana government and current affairs.
The program is open to all students currently attending a Louisiana higher education institution as well as Louisiana residents enrolled in out-of-state colleges and universities.