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Congressional Fellowship

OVERVIEW

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

2018-2019 CONGRESSIONAL FELLOWSHIP

 

LENGTH

Nine Months to One-year long fellowship

LOCATION

Washington, DC

BENEFITS

Program stipend; medical insurance; complimentary roundtrip airline ticket sponsored by Southwest Airlines

ELIGIBILITY

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

APPLICATION MATERIALS

  • Click here to fill out the online application for the Congressional fellowship. Please email fellowship@apaics.org for specific questions.
  • Personal documents must be submitted through the online application form (Resume, Cover Letter, Essay Responses)
  • Official Transcripts (original transcript sent directly from school registrar either online or mailed in)
  • Two letters of recommendation are required. The individuals writing the letters of recommendation should submit them directly here.

MAILING ADDRESS

Congressional Fellowship Program

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

CONTACT

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 Al Green

Congresswoman Judy Chu

Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo

Congresswoman Grace Meng

Congressman Mark Takano

Senator Mazie Hirono

Senator Orrin Hatch 

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi 

House Democratic Caucus

House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific

 

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.

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Southwest is the official airline of the APAICS Congressional Fellowship