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John George Fellowship in Public Policy

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  • Dayana Salazar
    Assemblywoman Wilma Chan announces the John George Fellowship in Public Policy The office of Oakland Assemblywoman Wilma Chan is accepting applications for the
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 19, 2002
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      Assemblywoman Wilma Chan announces the

      John George Fellowship in Public Policy

      The office of Oakland Assemblywoman Wilma Chan is accepting applications for
      the John George Fellowship in Public Policy. The Fellowship offers the
      opportunity to serve the people of Oakland, Alameda and Piedmont through the
      development of innovative public policy and community service. Fellows will
      experience all aspects of working in a legislative office. They will work on
      a focused project in the areas of mental health, children's issues, or
      health care and assist with community organizing and outreach.

      The Fellowship is open to Bay Area college students for a maximum of two
      semesters. Work-study is preferred but a small stipend is available. Fellows
      are expected to work at least ten hours per week. Fellows will be based in
      the downtown Oakland office of Assemblywoman Wilma Chan and work under the
      supervision of the Assemblywoman's staff.

      Applicants should possess the following skills and values:

      * Interest in innovative public policy and legislation
      * Commitment to serving the East Bay community
      * Interest in organizing at the grassroots level
      * Willingness to take initiative and ability to perform well under
      pressure
      * Ability to work with ethnically and economically diverse communities

      The deadline for applications is December 2, 2002. Start date is January 15,
      2003. To apply please send a cover letter and resume to:

      John George Fellowship in Public Policy

      Office of Assemblywoman Wilma Chan

      1515 Clay St. #2204

      Oakland, CA 94612

      For more information, call 510-286-1670 or email Rachel.Richman@...

      About John George

      John George was elected to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors in 1976,
      becoming the first African American Supervisor in California. He was a
      champion of the poor and disenfranchised and a tenacious advocate for mental
      health services, health care access, the crisis in infant mortality and
      countless other issues. He was a leader of the Bay Area Movement for a Free
      South Africa and was memorialized by Nelson Mandela when he visited Oakland
      in 1990.
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