A key pillar of our mission is to train tomorrow’s leaders. The institute’s Student Fellowship Program utilizes Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing methodology to provide students with hands-on experiences that enhance fulfillment and success while increasing future employability. The Student Fellowship Program employs a competitive application process to select Cal Poly’s best and brightest students for these prestigious appointments.
A program in which students from diverse disciplines are organized into teams dedicated to one of the institute’s Strategic Initiatives. These teams of students are tasked with tackling advanced technology challenges at the cutting edge of current public policy development. Student teams meet weekly to explore real-world problems with practitioners from industry and government. Teams produce weekly deliverables in the form of whitepapers, blog posts, articles, draft testimony and model policy.
The Institute Fellowship
An intensive, one-year program in which students work directly with the institute’s core leadership and staff on the day-to-day activities and operations central to the organizational mission. Students selected for this prestigious professional fellowship commit to 15 hours per week assisting staff with various projects and initiatives, outreach and communications, and the development of the institute’s external internship program that places institute interns within various state agencies.