Colorado Legislative Fellowship
The Colorado Legislative Fellowship Program allows students interested in public policy and government to work closely with committee chairpersons, Senator Mike Johnston, and other legislative staff to research, author, and guide legislation through the legislative process. The position also affords Fellows the opportunity to burnish their legal research skills while working closely with major stakeholders and elected officials to promulgate state policy at the highest levels.
Fellowship Duties & Responsibilities
- Working with Senator Johnston to research and author proposed legislation
- Coordinating with committee chairpersons to identify high-profile legislation that will move through the committees
- Researching and composing external fact sheets and internal vote recommendations for legislation that moves through the committees
- Researching, tracking, and recommending action on committee and floor amendments
- Communicating with legislators, state agency liaisons, lobbyists, local organizations, and the general public on behalf of Senator Johnston
- Full- or part-time law school student
- Superior legal research and writing skills, as evidenced by GPA or previous work experience
- Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
- Ability to work approximately 5-10 hours a week (part of it at the State Capitol)
- Previous public policy experience strongly preferred, but not required
How to Apply
Applications for the spring legislative fellowship will be considered in the fall, with final decisions made by December. If you are interested, please email Lindsay Whorton, Legislative Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.