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Cuyahoga County Launches Public Policy Fellowship Program

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Nicole Dailey Jones, (216) 263-4602; ndjones@cuyahogacounty.us
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CLEVELAND - Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald announced today the launch of the Cuyahoga County Public Policy Fellowship Program, an effort to expose highly-motivated graduate students and undergraduates to the roles and responsibilities of county government. 

Students chosen to serve as fellows will work directly with the staff of the County Executive and County Council on budget issues, legislative matters and other areas of county government. The program will begin on June 6 and end on Aug. 12. 

“Our goal here is to attract motivated, talented college students to public service,” FitzGerald said. “We want the ideas and creativity of young people as we work to improve Cuyahoga County.” 

Summer fellows will participate in the following areas of county government: Operations and public works, communications and new media, regional collaboration, health and human services, economic development, the county’s Law Department, and the Cuyahoga County Council. Participants will receive a $1,500 stipend for the summer.

Students will also participate in various civic engagement and service-learning opportunities with the Cleveland Leadership Center and Business Volunteers Unlimited. “We hope this program gives our fellows maximum exposure to the unique opportunities of living and working in Northeast Ohio” said Justin Bibb, who is helping to spearhead the initiative for the administration. “This program is just a small step towards helping to attract and retain talent to our region.” 

For more information on how to apply, visit the following link: 

http://executive.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/current-job-openings.aspx

The deadline to submit applications is 4:30 p.m. on April 25, 2011.