The American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship Program is a highly selective, nonpartisan program devoted to expanding knowledge and awareness of Congress. Since 1953, it has brought select political scientists, journalists, federal employees, health specialists, and other domestic and international professionals to Capitol Hill to experience Congress at work through fellowship placements in the Senate, House of Representatives, and other select offices.
The fellowship year begins each November with an intensive one-month introduction to Congress taught by leading experts in the field. After orientation, fellows work in placements of their choosing within Congress or other select host organizations. Fellows also participate in ongoing seminars and enrichment opportunities throughout the fellowship year.
Through this unique opportunity, the American Political Science Association enhances public understanding of policymaking and improves the quality of scholarship, teaching and reporting on American national politics.
***The Application Period for 2017-2018 Fellowships will open in September. Learn more here***
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The Congressional Fellowship is endowed by MCI and receives support from our sponsor organizations and friends and alumni of the program. Donate today to the Congressional Fellowship Annual Fund!