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Congressional Fellowship

OVERVIEW

The APAICS Congressional Fellowship program offers full-time legislative and public policy fellowships in Washington, D.C. The Fellowship provides exceptional graduates and young professionals an opportunity to work on policy issues as staff members of a congressional office. The program aims to build leadership skills, encourage political civic engagement, and foster a strong interest in public service careers.

2016-2017 CONGRESSIONAL FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION

APPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATION & LABOR AND S.T.E.M. GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP STILL OPEN
Deadline for Education & Labor: May 23, 2016
Deadline for S.T.E.M: June 01, 2016

APPLY

PERIOD

9 months and 1-year fellowships

LOCATION

Washington, D.C.

BENEFITS

Program stipend and complimentary roundtrip airline ticket sponsored by Southwest Airlines

AREAS OF FOCUS

For 2016-2017:

  • General Fellowship – 9 months (September – May)
  • Education & Labor focus – 9 months (September – May)
  • Financial Services focus – 1 year (September – September)
  • STEM focus – 1 year (September – September): The American Petroleum Institute (A.P.I.) S.T.E.M. Graduate Fellowship is for individuals pursuing a career in public policy with a background in energy, engineering and mechanical sciences. Fellow is placed in a congressional office for 9 months and American Petroleum Institute for 3 months. *Applicants must have completed a Masters Degree or post-graduate degree in STEM field prior to the program start date and have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Applicants must have at least completed an  undergraduate degree prior to program start date,  unless specified.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, asylees, or individuals who are lawfully authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employer and who, at the time application, possess lawful evidence of employment authorization.

APPLICATION MATERIALS

  1. APAICS 2016-2017 application is open. Click here to fill out the online application for the Congressional fellowship. Please email fellowship@apaics.org for specific questions.
  2. Attach a cover letter and resume in PDF format to the online application under “Cover Letter and Resume.”
  3. Official Transcripts (original transcript sent directly from school registrar) and two (2) letters of recommendation must be sent to APAICS before the deadline for application to be considered.

MAILING ADDRESS

Congressional Fellowship Program

℅ APAICS
1001 Connecticut Avenue NW #320
Washington, D.C. 20036

FAQs

CONTACT

Amy Watanabe, APAICS Program Director

fellowship@apaics.org

(202) 296-9200

CONGRESSIONAL FELLOWSHIP ALUMNI

PAST FELLOWSHIP PLACEMENT

APAICS Fellows have been placed in the congressional offices of:

Congressman Ami Bera 

Congressman Michael Honda

Congressman Xavier Becerra

Congressman Sanford Bishop

Congressman Al Green

Congresswoman Judy Chu

Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo

Senator Mazie Hirono

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi 

House Democratic Caucus

House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment


As well as federal agencies and non-profit organizations, including the:

Environmental Protection Agency

Asian American Justice Center


Upon successful completion of the fellowship, past fellows have been hired on as full time staff in congressional offices, federal agencies, or non-profit organizations. A few are currently serving in elected positions. APAICS does not guarantee automatic employment after completion of fellowship tenure but will provide available resources and support should a fellow choose to seek full time employment.

SPONSORS

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Southwest is the official airline of APAICS Congressional Fellowship