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Congressional Fellowship

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2023-2024 Congressional Fellowship

Program Overview

The APAICS Congressional Fellowship is designed for young AA & NH/PI 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, encourage political engagement, and foster interest in a public service career.

2023-2024 Fellowship Tracks

APAICS Fellows are placed across House and Senate offices, committees, and leadership offices. General Track 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.

2) Foreign Affairs Fellowship: The Foreign Affairs Fellowship is for applicants wishing to gain congressional work experience specialized in foreign affairs. Foreign Affairs Fellows work with their placement offices to support the office’s foreign affairs legislative portfolio. Applicants should have a background in foreign affairs in order to be considered for the Foreign Affairs Fellowship. 

 

3) Aerospace & Defense Fellowship: The Aerospace & Defense Fellowship is for applicants wishing to gain congressional work experience specialized in defense and armed services. Aerospace & Defense Fellows work with their placement offices to support the office’s legislative work on armed services and defense. Applicants should have a background in defense in order to be considered for the Aerospace & Defense Fellowship.


4) STEM Fellowship: The STEM Fellowship is for applicants wishing to gain congressional work experience specialized in STEM. Fellows work with their placement offices to support the office’s legislative work on STEM. Applicants should have an academic and/or professional background in STEM in order to be considered for the STEM Fellowship.

2022 Congressional Fellowship Program Dates: September 5, 2023 - May 31, 2024

Location: Washington, D.C. 

Questions: Please contact programs@apaics.org

Application Deadline: February 10, 2023

APAICS Congressional Fellowship Info Session

Interested in applying for our Congressional Fellowship? Hear from Fellowship alumni about the application process, Fellowship experience, and how to set your application apart by watching the info session below. 

 

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