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PBI Report-State of the City 2014

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Historical Essay-Pat Brown and the Emergence of Latinos in California Politics



Public Policy Internship & Fellowship Program

Governor Pat Brown

James R. Galbraith Public Policy Fellowship

James R. Galbraith is an emeritus PBI board member and holds a degree in journalism from CSULA. The fellowship is awarded to an outstanding graduate student currently enrolled at California State University, Los Angeles with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Qualified applicants should demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in public affairs or public policy. A $2,500 stipend is provided upon successful completion of the fellowship.

Apply for the Galbraith Fellowship

2013 Galbraith Fellow

CSULA political science graduate student Robert Brown was selected as the 2013 Galbraith Fellow. Robert was placed at State Senator Ted Lieu's district office.

2011 Galbraith Fellow

CSULA political science graduate student Christopher Bowen was selected as the 2011 Galbraith Fellow. Christopher was placed at State Senator Bob Huff's district office.


PBI's Internship Program

The Institute's internship program exposes students to applied experiences in public policymaking while also introducing them to career opportunities in public service. Graduate and outstanding undergraduate students from Cal State L.A. and other universities are typically placed in three- and six-month internships with policy-makers at local, regional and national levels.

Thank you for your interest in the PBI's Public Policy Internship Program. PBI has placed interns with city and county government, California State Legislature, United States Congress, Public Policy Research, and community and advocacy organizations.  Our most recent interns held positions with:

  • US Congresswoman Hilda Solis
  • California State Senate Majority Leader Gloria Romero
  • Los Angeles City Council Member Jose Huizar

To be eligible for an internship position, applicants must meet a minimum grade point average of 3.0.  The internship is open to continuing graduate or undergraduate students in good standing.  This is an unpaid position. The applicant must be willing to work an average of 15 hours per week for the full duration of the placement.  If you would like additional information about the PBI Internship Program, please contact Jacqueline Ruiz, Director of the Public Policy Education Program at (323) 343-3770 or send an email to jruiz@cslanet.calstatela.edu