Congressional Nuclear Security Fellowship

Nuclear Security Working Group
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Oct 04

Position description

The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs Nuclear Security Working Group is now accepting applications for its 2018-2019 Congressional Fellowship.

Program Overview
• Six Fellows will be placed in an equal number of Democratic and Republican offices in the Senate and House, to support core staff and help organize bipartisan outreach events under senior staff direction.
• Fellows will work full-time from January 2018 to January 2019.
• Fellows will be paid an annual stipend ranging from $45,000 – $80,000, depending on qualifications.1
• GW will administer the Fellowship competition and select the finalists.
• Host offices will make final selections and decide office assignments.
• Fellows who accept the position must commit to a full year.

Principal Responsibilities
• Support the legislative and policy priorities of the host office, under the direction of senior staff members.
• Provide prompt, professional support for general activities, as directed.
• Collaborate with their House and Senate counterparts to organize nonpartisan briefings and events on timely national and nuclear security issues for Members and staff.
• Develop the host office’s ties to the broader professional and policy community.

Management and Oversight
• GW will administer the Fellowship competition and all financial arrangements.
• Fellows will be assigned to House/Senate offices based on experience and professional compatibility.
• NSWG will provide support, as needed, for Fellow-initiated programs and/or events and outreach activities.
• Fellowships will be awarded in accordance with all relevant House/Senate ethics rules and contractual requirements.
• Applicants should be U.S. citizens and have no conflicts of interest impeding appointment to a NSWG Fellowship.2

1) Fellows receive their stipends as independent contractors, and are not eligible for benefits (i.e. health insurance). Additionally, Fellows receive an annual travel allowance to facilitate attendance at professional meetings.
2) Fellows may not be Federal employees or full time Federal contractors as of January 1, 2018.

Application instructions

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