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Empire State Fellows Program

An opportunity for working professionals to affect change at the highest levels of State government, this full-time leadership training program prepares the next generation of NYS policymakers. 

Excelsior Service Fellowship Program

This two-year program attracts highly talented recent graduates of law, graduate and professional schools into government service, bringing a new perspective to State agencies, authorities, and the Executive Chamber.

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What People Are Saying

New York State

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

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Recruiting new ideas, fresh talent, and energy is a great way to transform state government as we continue to build a new New York. That is exactly what the Fellows will provide for New York.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Secretary of State

Rossana Rosado

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The Empire State Fellows Program offers a tremendous opportunity to those eager and ready to make a difference in the lives of New Yorkers. I encourage all interested professionals to apply so that they can have the chance to impact policy and help our State grow stronger.

Rossana Rosado

New York University School of Law Dean

Trevor Morrison

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The NYS Excelsior Service Fellowship is an extraordinary opportunity for graduating 3Ls to work on some of the most pressing issues facing New York State. Fellows gain experience developing and implementing policy, and they are mentored by some of the most outstanding public servants in the State. The Excelsior Service Fellowship offers an unparalleled experience for law school graduates to begin their public service careers, not only improving the lives of New Yorkers today, but shaping the future of our state for generations to come.

Trevor Morrison

Empire State Fellow, Executive Chamber

Hanna Reyes

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As an Empire State Fellow, I’ve been presented with unparalleled opportunities to interact with high-level policy creators in the Executive Chamber and across the State. For someone who chooses to serve others, there is no better opportunity than to work for a Governor who believes in what New York State has to offer its citizens. This fellowship has given me an unmatched education and foundation in public service.

Hanna Reyes

Mission Statement

The New York State Center for Recruitment and Public Service, a business unit of the Office of General Services, was established by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to apply best practices to the recruitment of diverse, highly qualified talent into State service. The Center enables Executive agencies to hire candidates who will contribute to operational effectiveness and progress the State’s policy agenda, while supporting the Governor’s appointments to mission-critical boards, commissions, and authorities.