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; UD Fellows travel to Dover by University carpool.
► Legislative Fellows earn a competitive hourly rate.
► 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.

Eligibility and Application:

To apply online and review eligibility information, visit http://www.ipa.udel.edu/legfellows/eligibility.html