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Rep. Jarrells announces opening of applications for the Ohio Legislative Service Commission Fellowship

May 24, 2021
Dontavius L. Jarrells News

Today, Rep. Dontavius Jarrells (D-Columbus) announced today that the Ohio Legislative Service Commission is accepting applications for its 13-month Legislative and Media Production Fellowship Program. The Commission will hire 24 fellows to work with members of the Ohio General Assembly during 2022.

“As a representative who was introduced to the General Assembly through the Legislative Service Commission Fellowship program, I know the unforgettable experience and growth it brings forth. I am elated that we are able to start accepting applications so that folks have the opportunity to learn about the importance of public service here in the legislature,” said Rep. Jarrells.

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. Media Production fellows assist in televising House and Senate proceedings and in preparing educational video productions about the General Assembly and the 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.  

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. 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 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, and no political experience is required. The two media production fellows must have majored or minored in a media production-related field of study or have comparable experience.

For more information or for an application and instructions, please visit