Kentucky Legislative Research Commission 2019-2020 Graduate Fellows Program

Kentucky Legislative Research Commission

2019-2020 Graduate Fellows Program

The Legislative Research Commission, the staff arm of the Kentucky General Assembly, announces the 2019-2020 Graduate Fellows Program for master’s-level students enrolled in Kentucky universities in relevant graduate programs such as public administration, public policy, social work, or law.

Program Features

The program is a full year: May 2019-April 2020. Fellows must be enrolled and taking classes for both the fall and spring semesters of the program. Each fellow will be assigned to work with a nonpartisan legislative committee and will be trained in bill drafting, applied public policy research methods, and support of committee operations. A senior LRC staff person will be assigned to supervise and mentor each fellow and will complete any evaluation forms required by the fellow’s university.

Graduate Fellows will work at LRC in Frankfort a total of about 1,000 hours as follows:

* May 20, 2019, through mid-August—37.5 hours per week, for a total of at least 500 hours

* Mid-August 2019 through about April 15, 2020—approximately 20 hours per week, for a total of approximately 500 hours, which will include a session of the General Assembly

* Thanksgiving through January 3, 2020—fellows are excused from LRC responsibilities

LRC Graduate Fellows receive a stipend of $15 per hour.


Interested master’s-level graduate students should apply by sending a résumé with expected date of graduation, a cover letter explaining career interests and goals, and one research-oriented writing sample for which they were the sole author. The cover letter should include the context of the writing sample: the intended audience, who assigned, and who edited.

Application Deadline – January 17, 2019

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