New York State has opened the application period for the class of 2023 Empire State Fellows, a prestigious program that attracts exceptional and diverse talent from across the state and across the country to fill senior management positions, announced Governor Kathy Hochul on Thursday.
Since the program’s inception 11 years ago, Empire State Fellows graduates have held senior positions, including deputy commissioner, deputy secretary and chief of staff positions at all state agencies.
“For 11 years, some of the best and brightest New Yorkers seeking to make a difference in their communities through a career in public service have participated in the Empire State Fellows Program ,” said Governor Hochul. “Now, we look forward to welcoming the next class of diverse and successful fellows to what has been a transformative experience in state government for many. I encourage anyone who dreams of making a positive change in the lives of New Yorkers to apply and join the ranks of our future leaders.
Empire State Fellows Details
Empire State Fellows is a full-time leadership training program that prepares the next generation of talented professionals for careers as New York State legislators. The incoming class of Empire State Fellows will serve from September 2023 to September 2025 and will receive an annual salary of $85,000, plus a generous benefits package. At the end of the fellowship, a performance review process will identify Empire State Fellows who will have the opportunity to continue to serve as leaders in New York State Government after completion of the program.
Participation in the work of New York State Government is at the heart of the Empire State Fellows program . The Office of the Governor will designate each Empire State Fellow to work directly with a Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, or other high-level policymakers in a New York State agency or authority, or in the Executive Chamber. Work assignments offer fellows an unparalleled experience collaborating with senior officials and participating in the policy-making process.
While taking part in the work of state government, Empire Fellows will participate in educational and professional development programs that will help them serve as effective and ethical government leaders. The educational component of the program begins with an orientation course in September 2023. The educational courses will continue every two months. Meanwhile, professional development activities, including a mentorship program and regular meetings with cabinet members and other government leaders, will enhance Empire Fellows’ collaboration with lawmakers.
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