Congressional Fellowship



The application process is closed for 2021



Program Overview

The APAICS Congressional Fellowship is designed for young AAPI professionals looking to increase their experience in public policy and service. The full-time, paid, 9-month program, places fellows in congressional offices to gain policy experience serving as part of the legislative team. The program provides fellows with opportunities to build their leadership skills, encourages political engagement, and fosters interest in a public service career.

2021-2022 Fellowship Tracks​

APAICS Fellows are placed across House and Senate offices, committees, and leadership offices. General Congressional Fellows work on a variety of policy issues depending on their interest, expertise, and the placement office’s needs. Issue area-specific tracks are designed for applicants with interest/experience in the policy area. Applicants for an issue-specific track will also be considered for any general congressional fellowship opening as well. Previous issue area-specific fellowship tracks include general legislative fellows, education fellows, STEM fellows, and financial services fellows.

The 2021-2022 issue area tracks currently include: 

  1. General Congressional Fellowship: For applicants wishing to gain congressional work experience on a range of legislative issues. General congressional fellows  work with their placement offices to establish a legislative issue portfolio responsive to the applicant’s interest/experience and the office’s needs.

  2. Comcast Tech & Telecom Fellowship: For applicants with a specific interest in pursuing tech and telecom policy while in Congress and in their future pursuits. The Tech & Telecom Fellow’s responsibilities may include other legislative issue areas and is not solely restricted to this issue-area track. We encourage any applicant with experience or an interest in increasing their experience in tech & telecom issues to apply for this track.


Specific tracks beyond general congressional fellowship (i.e. Tech & Telecom Fellowship) will require an additional short essay response during the application process.

2021-2022 Fellowship Program Dates: September 7, 2021 – June 4, 2022

Application Deadline: January 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST

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APAICS Congressional Fellowship Info Session

Interested in applying for our Congressional Fellowship? Meet alumni from our program and get your questions answered about the application process, fellowship experience, and how to set your application apart.