Columbus -- 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 the 2014 calendar year.
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 $26,750 to $28,750 annually and are eligible for benefits.
Legislative fellowship application materials must be postmarked by April 1 to be considered for the program. The application deadline for the two telecommunications positions is May 31. All applicants must have graduated from a four-year college degree program by the December 2013 start date. Persons holding graduate or professional degrees are also encouraged to 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. No prior 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, contact Ohio Legislative Service Commission Fellowship Coordinator at the Vern Riffe Center, 77 South High St., Ninth Floor, Columbus, OH 43215-6136, or call 614-466-3615, or visit www.lsc.state.oh.us/fellowship.