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Rep. Hicks-Hudson announces application period for Legislative Fellowship program

February 24, 2020
Democrat Newsroom

COLUMBUS- Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) 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 2021.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for recent graduates who want to experience government up close or pursue a career in public service,” said Rep. Hicks-Hudson. “Fellows will be able to shape legislation that will impact families and improve the lives of everyday Ohioans. I encourage everyone with a passion or curiosity for government and public service to apply.”

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. 

Legislative fellowship application materials must be submitted by April 1, 2020 to be considered for the program.  The application deadline for the two media production positions is May 31, 2020. 

All applicants must have graduated from a four-year college degree program by the end of December 2020. 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