The Senate Hispanic Research Council, Inc. is currently accepting applications for its 2009 Senator Gregory Luna Legislative Scholars and Fellows Program

The Senate Hispanic Research Council, Inc. is currently accepting applications for its 2009 Senator Gregory Luna Legislative Scholars and Fellows Program.
Applications for this position can be downloaded from the SHRC website at www.tshrc.org .
Through this unique program undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to gain experience and develop leadership skills as full-time legislative assistants in the Texas Senate.
Each student is assigned to the office of a state senator or the Lieutenant Governor to perform a variety of legislative tasks, including legislative research summaries, bill tracking, constituent correspondence and drafting floor statements, articles, press releases. Weekly leadership development sessions and presentations, professional training workshops, and meeting will enhance the intensive work experience.
The application deadline for this program is Friday, October 17, 2008.
The program will begin January 7, 2009 and end on the last day of the legislative session, June 1, 2009. Program participants will receive a $2,000 monthly stipend to assist with living expenses.
The Senator Gregory Luna Legislative Scholars and Fellows Program is named after the late Senator Gregory Luna, a well-known education advocate and former Chair of the Senate Hispanic Caucus who served as State Senator from Bexar County from 1993 until his passing in 1999.
For more information please contact Sarah Saenz, Executive Program Director, at 512-499-8606 or sarah@tshrc.org.

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