COLUMBUS—State Representative Louis W Blessing III (R-Colerain) announced today that the Ohio Legislative Service Commission is accepting applications for its 13-month Legislative and Telecommunications Fellowship Program. The Commission will hire 24 fellows to work with members of the Ohio General Assembly during 2016.


"I am pleased to announce that the Legislative Service Commission is accepting applicants for the Legislative and Telecommunications Fellowship program. As technology rapidly evolves, and the demand for open and transparent government grows, the need for tech-savvy men and women becomes greater,” Rep. Blessing said. “I look forward to working with these fine men and women as we build a better government for Ohio."


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.


Fellows receive full state of Ohio employee benefits and are paid $28,000 per year, with the opportunity to earn a $2,000 bonus based on length of service in the program. 


Legislative fellowship application materials must be postmarked by April 1, 2015 to be considered for the program.  The application deadline for the two telecommunications positions is May 31, 2015.  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 the fellowship coordinator at the Ohio Legislative Service Commission by calling (614) 466-3615 or by visiting www.lsc.ohio.gov/fellowship.

 
 
 
  
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