Crist announces 2009 Gubernatorial Fellowship Program

Published: January 26th, 2009

Category: News

Governor Charlie Crist recently announced the opening of the application process for the Gubernatorial Fellows program, providing Florida university students with firsthand, high-level experience and insight into how government operates.

This program, established in 2004 and endowed by Al and Dawn Hoffman in 2005, gives college and university students around the state the unique opportunity to spend a semester working alongside state government’s top staff.

The program is designed to provide students who are interested in public service with the opportunity to gain experience and exposure by working in key areas of government. Gubernatorial Fellows are assigned to the executive office of the governor or the governor’s agencies, based on their major or area of concentration. Fellows will be expected to work a minimum of 20 hours per week and will be paid for their time on the job.

To be eligible for a Gubernatorial Fellowship, candidates should be enrolled at a Florida college or university as an upperclassman (junior or senior) or a graduate student. Approximately 12 students from around the state will be selected based on a competitive application process. The Fellowship year will follow the university calendar, starting in Aug. 2009 and ending in May 2010.

Applicants should possess strong leadership, written and oral communication skills, community activism, and a desire to serve the people of Florida. Applications are due no later than Friday, March 20.

For more information please contact Kelli Chestnutt Gebbia at 850-410-0501 or