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LSC Legislative Fellowship Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Do fellows get a stipend or some kind of compensation?

The LSC fellowship program is a paid internship, with salary and full benefit package. Additionally, there is the opportunity for a bonus of up to $2,000 based on length of service in the program.

What if I am scheduled to graduate in December?

Applicants graduating in December are eligible to apply for the program; the only requirement is that you must be able to attend the majority of the orientation program during the first week and a half of December.

Do I have to be a recent college graduate to apply?

It does not matter when you received your undergraduate degree; we just require that you have one to be eligible for the program.

Can I find out more information about the program in person?

Yes, you may schedule an informational tour to learn more about the program in person. Please note that this is voluntary and applicants are not required to participate in a tour.

Will you accept more than the required two letters of recommendation?

We will not accept more than the two letters of recommendation that we ask for, so please only include two names on your reference sheet.

Is there a particular way the letters should be written and/or addressed? Can they be e-mailed and/or faxed to your office?

There is no particular way we would like the letters to be written; however, we do require that the letters be submitted by the recommenders using the link emailed to them from LSC.

Is there a particular way the personal statement should be written?

You have free rein to write on whatever you would like; we just require that the personal statement be at least two pages long but no more than four pages long, double spaced. We will use it to evaluate your writing skills.

What are the required work hours? Will I have to work overtime?

The required work hours are 8:30 to 5:00 (9:00 to 5:30 for media production fellows), Monday through Friday. Depending on the activity of the General Assembly, you may be asked to work late hours or to come in early. Fellows may receive some compensatory time for additional time worked beyond the 40 hours in a week.

What is a typical day for a legislative fellow?

Most legislative fellows will tell you there is no such thing as a typical day in the legislature; however, most days almost always include handling constituent inquiries, writing (newsletter articles, press releases, letters, speeches, etc.), and general administrative duties. Since the number of staff in each member’s office can vary from one person to four or more, work responsibilities will also vary. One day a fellow may be responsible for answering the phones in an office and scheduling for a member; and the next day the fellow may be researching a public policy issue and taking notes during a committee meeting.

What is a typical day for a media production fellow?

Again, typical days are rare, but media production fellows can expect to participate in live broadcasts of House and Senate sessions, dub and transcribe tapes, assist with the production of a weekly news program, and participate in off-site shoots.

For more information on the LSC fellowship program, contact the LSC fellowship program administrator:

Tynita White

(614) 466-3615