NKU students will be expected to be engaged and treat the fellowship like a regular professional position. The fellows will likely be responsible for handling professional duties such as: constituent communication, bill tracking and monitoring committee meetings as well as shadowing the legislator or staff (of their appointment) at different meetings and events. We encourage legislative sponsors to challenge students as if they are legislative analysts, research assistants and communications professionals.
NKU fellows must adhere to a very professional dress code. Male students must wear dress pants, jacket, collared shirt, tie, dress shoes and a NKU lapel pin (provided) while working in Frankfort. Female students must wear a professional women’s suit or a skirt with dress shirt and a NKU lapel pin (provided) while working in Frankfort. Students will be expected to be respectful and courteous to all doing business in Frankfort regardless of party affiliation, views, etc.
Students will work every Tuesday and Thursday during the legislative session. The session is scheduled to last from early January through mid-April. Once the Legislative Research Commission has issued the official calendar, it will be distributed to the fellows.
Selected fellows will be required to attend training sessions in Frankfort during the first week of January (exact date to be determined). Please note that this is during winter break.