Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the opening of the application process for the third class of the Empire State Fellows. The prestigious program attracts exceptional and diverse talent from New York and around the country to serve in high-level positions in the administration. Since its inception in 2012, the two-year Program has begun preparing a new generation of policy-makers to help lead New York State government.
“I applaud Governor Cuomo and my colleagues in the State Legislature for continuing to support this beneficial education program, which gives future policymakers hands-on experience working in the New York State Capitol,” said Joe Robach in support of the Empire State Fellows education program.
To apply to be an Empire State Fellow, candidates must email a cover letter, resume, personal statement, and two letters of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, April 4, 2014. For more information on the Empire State Fellows Program and the application process, go tohttp://www.dos.ny.gov/newnyleaders/fellows_app.html.
Candidates selected as Empire Fellows will be appointed to positions in the Executive Branch that match their skills and experience, and will work closely with senior administration officials to create transformative policy solutions to the complex challenges confronting our state. Empire Fellows will also engage in educational and professional development programming that prepares them to serve as effective and ethical government leaders.
The Empire State Fellows Program is part of Governor’s New New York Leaders Initiative that recruits talented young professionals and college students to serve in State government. Joe Robach believes that supporting students in their higher education goals is very important.