The CLLARO Capitol Fellowship Program (CFP)

CLLARO Capitol Fellowships are awarded to college juniors, seniors, graduate students, non-traditional college students, and recent college graduates, who come from Latino and other marginalized communities. Fellowships help students develop leadership skills and knowledge they can use in their future careers to help change laws, government regulations, and other forms of public policy, to better serve their communities.

Fellows receive intensive training in legislative process, procedures, and selected public policy problems. Each fellow is placed in the office of a Colorado state legislator or other public policymakers who have volunteered to mentor and supervise them. Fellows research public policy and legislative issues for their legislator, 20 hours per week throughout the five-month regular Session of the Colorado General Assembly. Fellows are paid a stipend, and can sometimes receive academic credit as well. Fellowships typically offer opportunities to observe or participate in legislative committee hearings, meet with constituents, work with Capitol legislative service agencies, interact with community advocates and lobbyists concerned about current bills, and related activities in the Colorado state capitol building.

Upon completing the program in May, fellows are invited to join a national network of current and past CLLARO Capitol Fellows. The network facilitates information sharing and mutual support for policy change during fellows’ subsequent careers.

Future Fellows

To learn more about Fellows’ requirements please request information by writing an e-mail to

Click here to access the application

Applications for the 2019 Capitol Fellowship Cohort are due Sunday, September 30, 2018 .

Future Legislative Supervisors

Interested in hosting a CLLARO Fellow? Contact to obtain a Legislative Supervisor information sheet

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