Legislative Fellow

Legislative Fellows produce evidence-based analysis of proposed campus policy, formulate original policy suggestions that are submitted to the Senate, and serve as in-house consultants of the Senate environment.


The incumbent must have a demonstrated expertise in Student Government, shown by an appropriate accumulation of any of the following experience, including but not limited to: Tenure as a Senator, Cabinet member, or executive member of an agency or bureau. The Fellowship is designed to develop research skills related to public policy, and immerse the incumbent in project management experience through authoring original reports in the form of Policy Memos to be presented orally to Senate Committees. The incumbent also assists staff on a wide variety of Senate issues that affect the student body. This is not an entry-level position.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Composing in-depth policy evaluations and impact assessments,

  • Attending Committee meetings and orally delivering policy memos to Senators,

  • Working with internal leadership to identify and inform campus issues.


Necessary Characteristics

  • Strong writing and critical thinking skills

  • Commitment to evidence-based policy analysis

  • Knowledgeable of current campus issues and student government procedure

SGA knowledge required/preferred: