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The 2018 Legislative Fellows were joined by Robin Morgan, the
University of Delaware's interim provost, at program orientation. Back
row (left to right): Victor Rosas-Granda, Jeffrey Martindale, Gabriella
Davis, IPA Director Jerome Lewis, Provost Morgan, Juliann Emory, Hannah
Barr, Lauren Barkachy, Grace Pedersen, and Legislative Fellows Program
Manager Lisa Moreland Allred. Front row (left to right): Nicole Jacoby, Eric
Hastings, Danielle Metcalfe, Emma Odren, Victoria Cook, Stephanie Palmer,
and Jennifer Proebstle.
The deadline for submitting applications for the 2025 Legislative Fellows Program is April 4. View the 2025 Legislative Fellows Program flyer for more detailed information about the application process.
All full-time graduate students and especially qualified undergraduate students
of the University of Delaware and Delaware State University are eligible to apply for the Legislative Fellows Program. Applicants should possess a strong background in degree programs including public administration,
political science, sociology, urban affairs, public policy, communications, international relations, criminal justice, history, economics,
or business administration.
Legislative Fellows are competitively
selected each spring and fall for the next legislative session. All
candidates are interviewed and must complete a timed-writing exercise on
a current public policy issue. Applicants with an interest in the
legislative process, government, or public policy analysis are
preferred. Strong writing skills are required.
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one-hour timed-writing exercise is held in a computer lab on the
University of Delaware's Newark campus on the same day that applications
are due and simulates a duty Fellows might have at Legislative Hall.
Applicants will be given material to read and asked to write a sample
memorandum to a Delaware state legislator. Please RSVP to Program
Manager Lisa Moreland Allred prior to the day of the exercise.
is an informal 15-minute interview with Institute for Public
Administration director Dr. Jerome Lewis and program manager Lisa Moreland Allred. It is a way for the manager to get to
know the applicants academic and professional backgrounds, as well as
their interest in the program. Upon application receipt, the program manager will provide further details.
this formal 20-minute panel interview, applicants will again see Dr.
Jerome Lewis and Lisa Moreland Allred, but they will also meet a panel of legislative staff members who serve as
Fellows supervisors in Dover. Panel members will ask applicants about
academics, professional experiences, knowledge of Delaware state
government, and other interview-relevant information. Applicants are
encouraged to ask questions of the panel. Upon initial interview
completion, the program manager will provide further details.
For more information about the Legislative Fellows Program, please contact Program Manager Lisa Moreland Allred.