In 2011, we recruited our first group of students from the Athens area to be a part of the campaign staff for our election drive to the Georgia General Assembly. Their excitement and hard work was truly inspiring, and many desired to continue to work and learn as the agenda turned to drafting and passing impactful legislation.
So the campaign staff was extended into the Spencer Frye Fellowship Program. Over 95% of the original staff returned, fulfilling leadership roles within the office, and the program began to grow.
During the first session, it became apparent that the Fellowship was unique and unmatched. No one else in the General Assembly had this pool of young professionals and pupils of various undergrad and graduate programs that was able to provide commitment to constituents and detailed analyses of policy.
The Spencer Frye Fellowship continues to provide an ongoing opportunity for Fellows to actively see their impact in state politics, make a few friends along the way, and have fun while doing it all.
The Fellowship Program usually accepts around 25 students each year who are given the opportunity to grow as young professionals and leaders.
Public Relations Fellows
Previous fellows emerge from the program equipped with tools that set them apart from other students. Many have moved on to work for top national policy think tanks , congressional offices, top journalists, top news agencies, top consulting firms or attend top tier law and graduate programs.
Our mission is to cultivate a coalition of aware and active leaders that will use their knowledge to impact our future; not only on a state level, but also on a global scale by bringing local relevance to the national and global community.
To apply to the Spencer Frye Fellowship Program, please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be on the lookout for new applications in summer of 2019!
Fellows Participating in Martin Luther King Day of Service
Fellows attending weekly meetings
Fellows attending the Clarke County Democratic Committee Annual Christmas Party
The Legislative Fellowship staff had the honor of meeting UGA SPIA Dean Lindquist to discuss professional opportunities through the university and beyond
Fellows working at the Georgia State Capitol