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(Oct. 7, 2008)--The Texas Senate Hispanic Research Council is accepting applications for the 2009 Sen. Gregory Luna Legislative Scholars and Fellows Program. The application deadline has been extended to Monday, Oct. 27.

>> Download an application.

Students who win the fellowship will work in the state capitol during the 81st Legislature. Through the unique program, undergraduate and graduate students can gain experience and develop leadership skills as full-time legislative assistants in the Texas Senate.

Each student will be 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, corresponding with constituents, and drafting floor statements, articles and press releases. Weekly leadership development sessions and presentations, and professional training workshops and meetings will enhance the intensive work experience.

The program begins January 7, 2009, and ends the last day of the legislative session, June 1. Program participants will receive a $2,000 monthly stipend to assist with living expenses.

The Sen. Gregory Luna Legislative Scholars and Fellows Program is named for the late senator, a well-known education advocate and chair of the Senate Hispanic Caucus. Luna served as state senator from Bexar County from 1993 until his death in 1999.

For more information, visit the Texas Senate Hispanic Research Council Web site or contact Sarah Saenz, executive program director, at (512) 499-8606.

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