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Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering) recently announced that the Ohio Legislative Service Commission (LSC) is accepting applications for its 2013 Fellowship Program. Those selected for the program will receive full-time, paid fellowships that include the same health and retirement benefits that are made available to state employees. Fellows are assigned to serve in all four legislative caucuses - Senate Republican, Senate Democrat, House Republican, or House Democrat - within the General Assembly. These individuals take on a variety of responsibilities that include constituent outreach, speechwriting, legislative research, and staffing committees. Additionally, some fellows with telecommunications backgrounds assist the Ohio Channel in capturing the daily activities at the Statehouse, while some are assigned to LSC's fiscal and research departments. "Legislative fellows play an integral role in what we do here at the Statehouse," said Lehner, who is chairwoman of the Senate Education Committee. "The Legislative Service Commission Fellowship is a valuable way for people considering public service to gain a thorough understanding of the workings of state government." 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. 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 1, 2012. Those with graduate or professional degrees are also encouraged to apply. The program is open to all graduates who hold a genuine interest in learning about state government. The two telecommunications fellows must have either majored or minored in a telecommunications-related field of study or have comparable experience. For more information or for an application and instructions, please visit
Senator Lehner represents Ohio's 6th Senate District which includes a portion of Montgomery County. She currently serves as Chairwoman for the Senate Education Committee.
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