The APAICS Congressional Fellowship is for applicants looking to start careers in government service. Through a nine-month placement on Capitol Hill with a congressional office or committee, fellows participate in the legislative process and get a front-row seat to our democracy in action. More importantly, APAICS fellows will develop expertise in a particular subject matter and build a professional network they will carry with them throughout their careers.

Applicants with a particular interest in the following subject areas can apply to work on the following policy areas specifically: aerospace & defense, health policy, or clean energy & innovation.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Have completed their undergraduate or graduate degree and/or have at least five years of public service experience prior to the program start date.

    • ​Note: Select congressional host offices require candidates to have a graduate degree. We encourage applicants who will have completed a master’s degree or J.D. by September 2024 to apply. However, you do not need to have a graduate degree to be considered for other Congressional host offices.

  • 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.

    • Note: Individuals who are seeking consideration under the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival” (DACA) policy must possess an Employment Authorization Document at the time of application that is valid throughout the program.

  • Family members of the APAICS Board of Directors or National Advisory Council are prohibited from participating in any APAICS programs.

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