Congressional Fellowship


2022-2023 Congressional Fellowship (Closed)

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 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.

2022-2023 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.


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.

2022 Congressional Fellowship Program Dates: September 6, 2022 - June 2, 2023

Location: Washington, D.C. 

Questions: Please contact

Application Deadline: February 5, 2022 -> NOW FEBRUARY 12TH @ 11:59 PM ET

2022 Racial Equity Fellowship (Closed)

2021-2022 Racial Equity Fellowship Overview

Racial Equity fellows will research and analyze community-based recommendations along with key public policy initiatives that affect economic opportunity, structural racism, and health equity. While working in Congressional members' offices, fellows will utilize their own experiences providing a racial lens in their field. Fellows will help draft public policy, attend briefings, observe committee hearings, conduct research, write speeches, and develop rapport with key leaders in all areas of social justice allowing for continued representation of Asian Americans in the public policy process. Additionally, the fellow will work with other fellows from existing relationships with the tri-caucus constituencies (The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute), educating other constituencies on Stop-Asian Hate while strengthening coalition building.

2022 Racial Equity Fellowship Program Dates: December 2021 – August 2022

Location: Washington, D.C. 

Questions: Please contact

Application Deadline: The applications for our 2022 Racial Equity Fellowship have closed. Applications for our next 2022-2023 Fellowship cycle will open in November 2021.

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.



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Racial Equity Fellowship Sponsors

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