The Legislative Fellowship Program, created in 1982 by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, through the Bipartisan Management Committee (BMC), combines education, work experience and insight into the people, issues and politics of the legislative process.
"The Fellowship definitely exceeded any expectations I was greatly received by my placement and made a connection that translated into future opportunities for me. I was extremely impressed and would recommend students to take this opportunity."
James Buck Elizabethtown College
"Having the opportunity to work on legislation, and then participate in its passage was one of the most fulfilling experiences I hadï¿½. My placement opened my eyes to how broad a spectrum of issues a committee handlesï¿½.I cannot think of a better way to end my academic career and I will horribly miss not being at the Capitol."
"My placement was a perfect matchï¿½I learned a lot from my supervisor, both about her job and how to draft a billï¿½The Role of Lobbyists Workshop opened my eyes to what a lobbyist really does, which is different from a textbook."
"I am recommending this Fellowship as long as people are interested and willing to work.ï¿½I liked hearing about the differences between the republican and democratic systems of committee (during the Committee System Workshop) and then seeing some of those differences in action."
"Being able to partake in caucus and be on the House Floor during session days was an amazing and unexpected experience. Having the responsibility of the committee preview each week also made me feel like I played a vital role for the officeï¿½. I always felt like the lines of communication were open and honest between the Fellows and the BMC Fellowship Coordinator and that there was a large personal interest taken in the Fellows."
If you are interested in an application and additional information on this exciting, one-of-a-kind internship, contact: Raymond Whittaker, BMC Fellowship Coordinator at 717-783-1027 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Get application here
Fellowship mailing address is:
Raymond Whittaker, Programs Coordinator
Bipartisan Management Commitee
PA House of Representatives
Room B-29 Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2020