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LSC Legislative Fellowship Program

For the 2023 LSC Fellowship Program:
Now Accepting Republican Caucus Application And Media Production Application
(Democratic Caucus Positions Have Been Filled)

About the Program

Since 1963, the Ohio General Assembly, through the Legislative Service Commission (LSC), has sponsored a 13-month, full-time, paid legislative fellowship program. The program begins the first week in December of each year and ends on December 31 of the following year. The only eligibility requirement an applicant must meet is the completion of at least a bachelor's degree program by December of the year in which the program begins.

Up to 24 individuals are selected each year to participate in the fellowship program. The program is designed to provide participants with practical experience in the legislative process. This experience often leads to permanent employment opportunities in the legislature, state or local government, or other public or nonprofit entities.

The fellowship program is administered by LSC, in conjunction with the Ohio House of Representatives, the Ohio Senate, and the Ohio Government Telecommunications (OGT)/The Ohio Channel. Traditionally, ten fellows are assigned to work with members of the House, ten with members of the Senate, two with LSC, and two with OGT.

Fellows assigned to the House or Senate engage in constituent services, write speeches and news releases, and conduct research and other related administrative work. Fellows assigned to LSC draft legislation, perform legal or fiscal research, and attend committee meetings. Fellows assigned to OGT work as production assistants, where they assist in streaming legislative sessions and committee hearings and in the production of public service communications.

Common bonds among current and former fellows include their strong interest in working to help people and their ability to accomplish that through exceptional communications skills. Work as an LSC legislative fellow has provided nearly 1,000 fellows an excellent opportunity to:

  • Learn the workings of state government;
  • Understand the legislative process and its subtleties;
  • Provide assistance to legislators and their constituents;
  • Explore careers in public service.

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

Tynita White

(614) 466-3615