Willie L. Brown, Jr. Fellowship Informational Session

Event Date: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP FOR UNDERGRADUATES The Willie L. Brown, Jr. Fellowship program was launched in 2008. The fellowship provides SF State students who have faced barriers pursuing a college education with an opportunity to gain professional experience in the public sector while developing a lifelong commitment to public service. At the same time, the program provides San Francisco’s public agencies with a diverse, qualified and well-educated workforce. HOW TO APPLY Applicants are required to log in to Academic Works to fill out the application and provide support documents required through the Academic Works site. Supporting documents include: College transcripts. A personal statement of 1,000 to 1,500 words. The statement should be a coherent essay that describes: (1) your academic and career goals, including fields of interest, (2) any hardships you have faced in life and how they have shaped your academic and career goals, (3) your background and/or interest in working in the public sector, (4) your strengths and skills, and (5) how participating in the Willie L. Brown Fellowship Program will help you attain your goals. Application due date coming soon. Eligibility Requirements To become a Willie Brown Jr. Fellow, you must: Be enrolled at SF State full-time Have completed 60 units of credit by the time you start the Fellowship Be a student in good standing (minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA) Have an interest in a career in public service Have faced hardships in pursuing a college degree (i.e. financial hardship, single parent, formally incarcerated, first generation student, homelessness) Be available to intern 16 hours/week for 15 weeks during Spring 2019 at a city agency Be available to attend the 3-unit seminar on Fridays, 9:30am--12:30pm in Fall 2019
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