Congressional Fellowship


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. Additionally, the Fellowship Program offers a living stipend and health insurance, a mentorship program, access to the APAICS Alumni Network, and professional development opportunities throughout the year.

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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