The Legislative Fellows Program offers students a remarkable range of
opportunities to gain professional skills and experience. While not all
Fellows may plan on careers in government, most expect to benefit from
an insider's awareness of how the public sector functions.
have the opportunity to:
Affect current legislation by providing timely, nonpartisan, in-depth information on critical issues
Become acquainted with many important state leaders in both the General Assembly and the executive branch
an understanding of the legislative process that will be useful in a
wide variety of careers in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors
The Legislative Fellows Program provides an intensive public-sector
work experience in a unique environment. Fellows have responded to constituents' requests and complaints,
drafted resolutions and preliminary legislation, and provided
administrative support for House committees.
Specific examples of activities completed by Legislative Fellows include:
Organizing a juvenile-auto-theft-prevention symposium
Producing a comparative study of municipal electric rates throughout the state
Staffing the Land-Use and Economic Development Committee and assisting in coordinating the Bi-State Land-Use Symposium
Producing a comparative analysis of New Jersey welfare legislation and the Delaware General Assistance Program
Analyzing reports on the Ferris correctional facility and proposals for remodeling its facilities and programs
Investigating the need for drug and alcohol counseling services for children in Delaware
Researching the costs and benefits of recycling
For more information about the Legislative Fellows Program, please contact Program Manager Lisa Moreland Allred.