Rep. Rogers Announces Statehouse Fellowship Program
2015 application process open for 13-month paid legislative internship
February 07, 2014
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State Representative John M. Rogers (D-Mentor-on-the-Lake) announced on Friday that the Ohio Legislative Service Commission is accepting applications for its 13-month Legislative and Telecommunications Fellowship Program. The Commission will hire 20-plus fellows to work with members of the Ohio General Assembly during 2015.

“The LSC Fellowship Program is a wonderful opportunity for recent college graduates to gain hands-on experience in state government,” said Rep. Rogers. “Individuals interested in pursuing a career in Ohio politics will benefit greatly from this unique program. I truly believe this internship gives individuals a firm foundation to launch their careers in state government.”

Legislative fellow duties include assisting members of the Ohio General Assembly with constituent work, writing press releases and speeches, assisting in legislative research, attending meetings and performing administrative duties. Telecommunications fellows assist in televising House and Senate proceedings and in preparing educational video productions about the General Assembly and the legislative process.

The fellowships are full-time, paid positions.  Fellows are paid $28,000 - $30,000 annually and are eligible for benefits applicable to other state employees.

Legislative fellowship application materials must be postmarked by April 1, 2014 to be considered for the program.  The application deadline for the two telecommunications positions is May 31, 2014. 

All applicants must have graduated from a four-year college degree program by the December start date.  Persons holding graduate or professional degrees may apply. The legislative fellowship program is open to graduates of all major fields of study who have a genuine interest in learning about state government, and no political experience is required. The two telecommunications fellows must have majored or minored in a telecommunications-related field of study or have comparable experience.

For more information or for an application and instructions, please contact:

Ohio Legislative Service Commission
Fellowship Coordinator
Vern Riffe Center
77 South High Street, Ninth Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-6136
(614) 466-3615



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