Columbus - 
State Senator Bill Coley (R - Liberty Township) announced today that the Ohio Legislative Service Commission is accepting applications for its 13-month Legislative Fellowship Program. The Legislative Service Commission has sponsored this unique, well-respected program for over 45 years. It seeks to take a diverse set of bright, enthusiastic individuals and provide them with experience in state government and promote life-long careers in public service. Over its long history, LSC Fellows have gone on to become prominent attorneys, business leaders, and public office holders. "The LSC Fellowship gives recent graduates an unparalleled look at how state government operates," said Senator Coley. "Not only do the fellows play an important roll in our everyday work, but they also gain invaluable experience that they can utilize throughout their careers." Approximately 20 Legislative Fellows are assigned to serve in the four legislative caucuses - Senate Republican, Senate Democrat, House Republican, or House Democrat - within the General Assembly. These individuals take on a variety of responsibilities including constituent outreach, speechwriting, legislative research, and staffing committees. Additionally, two telecommunications fellows will work at the Ohio Channel and assist in capturing the daily activities of the Statehouse. The Fellowship is a full-time, paid position with the same benefits available to other state employees. Legislative Fellowship application materials must be postmarked by April 1, 2012, while the deadline for the telecommunications positions is May 31, 2012. All applicants must have obtained a bachelor's degree by December 2012. Those with graduate or professional degrees are also encouraged to apply. The program is open to graduates in all areas of study who have a genuine interest in learning about state government. The two telecommunications fellows, however, must have either majored or minored in a telecommunications-related program or have comparable experience. For more information or for an application and instructions, please visit
Senator Bill Coley represents Ohio's 4th Senate District and currently serves as Chairman of the Senate Government Oversight Committee and Reform Committee.
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