Legislative Fellows

Policymakers teaming up with students

Legislative Fellows ProgramBegun as a partnership between the University of Delaware and the Delaware General Assembly in 1982, the Legislative Fellows Program is now sponsored in cooperation with Delaware State University and Wesley College.

For the students, who are selected through a University-wide competition, the experience offers a valuable opportunity to observe and contribute to the political decision-making process. For the General Assembly, the program provides the research skills of the Fellows as well as a link to University resources.

Through their nonpartisan, in-depth research, Fellows assist legislators in addressing critical issues facing the state. In recent years, Fellows have worked on areas as diverse as land-use planning, education reform, and juvenile justice.

How it works:

► Legislative Fellows work in Dover 20 hours a week from January through June; travel to Dover is by University carpool.
► Legislative Fellows earn a stipend comparable to a University of Delaware research assistantship.
► Legislative Fellows take a three-credit graduate seminar, "State and Local Government: Management and Policy," as an integral part of the program.

The Legislative Fellows Program is managed by the Institute for Public Administration. Please contact the program manager, Lisa Moreland, for more information.


Please contact the Institute for Public Administration for an application. The Institute's telephone number is 302-831-8971, or write to:

Legislative Fellows Program
180 Graham Hall
Institute for Public Administration
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716