Governor’s Fellows Program applications are due March 5

Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 Governor’s Fellows Program (GFP).

The GFP is a prestigious opportunity for rising seniors and recent graduates to get a firsthand look at the executive branch in action. Since 1982, fellows have worked alongside the Governor’s Cabinet and staff, learning about state government and assisting in essential work for the Commonwealth.

 “We are excited to welcome the next generation of leaders to kick off their careers with our administration,” said Gov. Glenn Youngkin. “The GFP is a unique opportunity for Virginia students to experience public service firsthand and gain essential work skills for their future.”

During their time in service to the Commonwealth, Governor’s fellows have the opportunity to learn from special guest speakers who are leaders in state government and beyond. Fellows also experience state government on the road, visiting state government agencies and historic sites that have shaped our past and are improving our future.

“I can’t say enough good things about the GFP. It was transformative for both my personal development and professional career post-graduation,” said Ciara Rascona, 2022 Governor’s Fellow. “I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for the opportunity to learn, collaborate and grow. I gained lifelong friends while having the opportunity to work across various secretariats that gave me valuable insights into Virginia’s government.”

 “It was the best thing I did after graduation. I worked with . . . .

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