The Senate Hispanic Research Council is dedicated to strengthening the next generation of young leaders with this enriching Scholars
and Fellows program. Participants in the Senator Gregory Luna Legislative Scholars and Fellows Program will gain invaluable experience
and exposure to the Texas Senate as full-time legislative assistants during the 85th Legislative Session. Each participant is assigned to
the office of a State Senator or the Lieutenant Governor to perform a variety of legislative tasks. Complementing the work experience,
they will meet with local and state leaders for weekly sessions to discuss leadership development and public policies that shape the state.
Scholars and Fellows will receive a monthly stipend to compensate for worked performed and to assist with living expenses.
LEGISLATIVE TASKS AND DUTIES
• Draft legislative research summaries, bill analyses, floor statements, articles and press releases.
• Prepare member floor packets.
• Track bills.
• Attend legislative meetings.
• Conduct meetings with lobbyists and advocacy groups.
• Perform policy research.
• Monitor committee hearings.
• Manage constituent relations.
• Handle inter-office communications.
• Scholar: An undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited educational institution with at least 60 semester hours completed.
• Recent graduates are eligible to apply.
• All applicants must:
– Be at least 21 years old by January 10, 2017.
– Possess high academic achievement.
– Demonstrate an interest in government and public policy through active participation in community service activities.
– Possess exceptional writing, comprehension and analytical skills.
– Display leadership qualities and potential for further growth.
– Be prepared to provide legal proof of eligibility for employment.
– Demonstrate cooperative abilities in a past project or accomplishment.
All participants must:
• Understand that all program participants are considered full-time staff within their assigned offices.
• Though responsibilities may vary from office to office, all program participants should expect to work beyond a typical
• Attend orientation and weekly meetings held at 7:00 a.m.
• Attend scheduled weekend events and workshops.
• Participate and prioritize all SHRC sponsored activities.
• Collectively develop and implement a group community service project.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Sarah Saenz, Executive Director
Senator Gregory Luna Legislative Scholars & Fellows Program
SUBMIT APPLICATION PACKET TO:
Mail: Senate Hispanic Research Council
815A Brazos, #147
Austin, Texas 78701
Completed applications must be postmarked by November 11, 2017 at 5pm CST.
Late applications will not be considered.