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Policy, Innovation and Engagement Fellowship program - San Mateo County

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    https://www.calopps.org/ViewAgencyJob.cfm?ID=13360 * Close Date:* Jan 14, 2013 *Salary:* $35,000.00 Annually *2013 San Mateo County Manager’s Office ***
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      Close Date:* Jan 14, 2013
      *Salary:* $35,000.00 Annually



      *2013 San Mateo County Manager�s Office ***

      *Policy, Innovation, and Engagement Fellowship Program***



      The San Mateo County Manager�s Office is pleased to announce the creation
      of a new Policy, Innovation and Engagement Fellowship program for college
      graduates. This fellowship will provide experience at the highest levels of
      local government and help fellows launch careers as leaders.

      This nine-month fellowship in the County Manager�s Office will prepare
      participants with hands-on project management in the areas of public policy
      development, innovative service and staffing models and civic engagement.
      The fellowship will provide recent graduates seeking a premier training
      opportunity in public service with the ability to manage important projects
      that bring new ideas and engage people in their communities with
      government.

      Policy, Innovation and Engagement fellows will work on challenging issues
      that match their interests, education, passions and talents within two
      focus areas:

      - Innovation strategies to improve community participation and
      engagement to increase involvement of residents and private, non-profit,
      faith-based and other agencies in government decision-making processes;


      - Developing and implementing Social Media outreach tools to enhance
      online presence through communication channels to explore the potential of
      participatory democracy up close and the development of open data policies
      and programs.

      Working as a team, the two fellows will collaborate with executive
      leadership on County and community projects. Fellows will serve 40 hours
      per week for nine months, beginning in February 2013 and receive a $35,000
      stipend.



      *2013 Application Timeline***

      January 14, 2013

      Application are due by 5 pm

      January 28, 2013

      Applicants notified of status

      February 4, 2013

      Finalists interviews are conducted

      February 8, 2013

      Final selection announced



      *Application Requirements:*

      - *Transcript* for all colleges attended
      - *Resume* one-page resume that accurately reflect s paid and unpaid
      work experience
      - *Two Essays*: one 500-word essay describing your reasons for applying
      for this internship, specifically what you want to gain and what you will
      contribute to this fellowship program; *and* one 750-word essay on an
      issue, policy, or program you feel strongly about, describing how you would
      improve public service and why it is important to the people of San Mateo
      County
      - *Three References*: provide three recommenders with their contact
      information, including email address

      Required essays will be asked under the "Supplemental Questionnaire"
      portion of this online application process. *Please upload your resume,
      transcript, and three references as one document. *



      *Contact:* For questions about the internship, please contact Beverly
      Thames at (650) 363-1945 or BThames@.... For
      questions/comments/issues relating to the application process and materials
      submission, please contact Regina Soo at (650) 363-1915 or rsoo@....

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      *Jason Su*
      Master of Urban Planning Candidate, 2013
      *San Jose State University*
      *sujason25@...
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