Summer 2021 Fellow: Roda Nour, ‘23 (Undeclared)

Office Description:

Governor Gavin Newsom is the executive in charge of the state of California, directing state agencies and departments.  The Governor also works with state legislators on legislative proposals and signs or vetoes legislation.  Within the Governor’s office there are many units including the Cabinet, Legislative, Legal, Communications, Scheduling and Advance, Appointments, Constituent Affairs, Operations, and the First Partner’s Office.  The office is located in the State Capitol.

Governor Newsom is widely recognized for his willingness to lead – repeatedly developing, advocating, and implementing innovative and groundbreaking solutions to some of the state’s most challenging issues.  His top priorities for his administration are tackling our state’s affordability crisis, creating inclusive economic growth and opportunity for every child, and standing up for California values — from civil rights, to immigration, environmental protection, access to quality schools at all levels, and justice.

Potential Projects: 

The Governor’s Office is a fast-paced environment that will provide exposure to the mechanics of governing the 5th largest economy in the world. Projects may include –

  • Strategic planning for Gubernatorial priorities
  • Policy analysis – including synthesis of materials into short, concise memos
  • Operational analysis of performance
  • Structured problem solving

The fellowship will work with the selected fellow to place them in an office based on their skillset and interests. Potential units include Judicial Appointments, Legislative Affairs, Communications, Legal Affairs, Constituent Affairs, and Policy.

Desired Skills, Experience, and Coursework:

Interns/fellows should possess strong written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, a good attitude, and a commitment to public service.

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