Type: State/Local Government
The Office of the Senate Democratic Leader is the central legislative resource for the Democratic Caucus, and serves as the focal point for legislative strategy, press relations, and policy development. Students serving as Deputy Counsel work closely with the Deputy Chief of Staff to provide legal assistance to legislators by analyzing proposed legislation, tracking bills through the committee process, drafting legislation and amendments, researching policy and legal issues, and providing interpretive assistance to non-lawyer legislators. Students in the position pay special attention to the Committee on Rules, which sets the agenda for the following day. Students will work with lawmakers in both the House and Senate, and are encouraged to find and involve themselves in policies of personal interest as related legislation moves through the legislative process.
Available spring semester only.