Congressional Fellowship Program Celebrating 61 Years of Expanding Knowledge of Congress

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Founded in 1953, the APSA Congressional Fellowship Program is the nation's oldest and most prestigious congressional fellowship. More than fifty years later, the program remains devoted to its original objective of expanding knowledge and awareness of Congress.

For nine months, select political scientists, journalists, doctors, federal executives and international scholars gain "hands on" understanding of the legislative process by serving on congressional staffs. Through this unique opportunity, the Association enhances public understanding of policy-making and improves the quality of scholarship, teaching and reporting on American national politics.


Program News

2013 Program Update

Call for Applications From:

Current Fellows

Advisory and Review Committees

Support for the Program

The Congressional Fellowship is supported by the generosity of Congressional Quarterly, the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the American Australian Association, the State Department Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, theCouncil for International Exchange of Scholars, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, the William E. Steiger trust, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight FoundationMCI, and the contributions of former fellows.

Congressional Fellowship Annual Fund     Click here to contribute

Donations to the Congressional Fellowship Annual Fund are used exclusively to support Fellowship programs. Your contributions;can help support new initiatives.  

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