Graduate Scholars serve as full-time Assembly staff, researchers and policy analysts. Assignments are based on experience, program of study, interest, and the availability of supervision within the Assembly. Graduate Scholars' responsibilities include: fiscal analysis of proposed legislation and program budgets, researching and drafting bills and memos, and preparing background papers and reports. Specific duties are dependent on the abilities of the Graduate Scholar and the needs of the office assigned.
Assignments may also include constituent services, research for floor debate, short-term policy and bill analysis, and budget and fiscal policy analysis on a broad array of topics.