The official website for Colorado Senator Mike Johnston (D-Denver)

Colorado Legislative Fellowship


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