Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) announced that applications are now open for the Ohio Legislative Service Commission’s 13-month Legislative and Media Production Fellowship Program. The commission will hire 24 fellows to work with members of the Ohio General Assembly throughout 2022.
“The LSC Fellowship program is an excellent opportunity for recent graduates to get hands-on experience at the Statehouse,” Sykes said. “Several fellows have worked in my office throughout my time in the legislature and I’m always impressed by their creativity and insight. I encourage all who are interested in a career in public service to apply.”
Legislative fellow duties include assisting members of the Ohio General Assembly with constituent work, writing press releases and speeches, conducting legislative research, attending meetings and performing administrative duties. Media production fellows assist in televising House and Senate proceedings and preparing educational videos about the General Assembly and legislative process.
Fellows receive full state of Ohio employee benefits and are paid $33,800 per year, with the opportunity to earn a $2,000 bonus based on length of service in the program.
All applicants must have graduated from a four-year college degree program by the end of December 2021. Persons holding graduate or professional degrees may also 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 political experience is required.
Media production fellows must have majored or minored in a media production-related field of study or have comparable experience.
The application deadline for the two media production positions is May 31, 2021. Legislative fellowship application materials must be submitted by June 21, 2021 to be considered for the program. For more information or for an application and instructions, please visit www.lsc.ohio.gov/fellowship