Congressional Fellowship


The Congressional Fellowship is designed for young AAPI professionals looking to increase their experience in public policy and service. The full-time, paid, nine-month long program, provides Fellows with opportunities to build their leadership skills, encourages political engagement, and fosters interests in public service careers. Fellows are placed in congressional offices and serve as part of the legislative team.

2019-2020 Congressional Fellowship

Unfortunately, the application has closed for this cycle.  If you would like to receive updates about the 2020-2021 application process, please click below and fill out the form.

Past Fellowship Placement

APAICS Fellows have been placed in the congressional offices of:

Mazie Hirono


Orrin Hatch


Nancy Pelosi

Democratic Leader

Judy Chu


Ami Bera


Madeleine Bordallo


Grace Meng


Mark Takano


House Democratic Caucus

House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific

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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