Gain first-hand knowledge of Congress and policymaking by spending a year on Capitol Hill! The American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship Program is now accepting applications from journalists for the 2021-2022 fellowship year. Fellows gain hands-on experience in Congress and the policymaking process by serving on congressional staffs, following an intensive one-month orientation.
Fellows also participate in enrichment programs throughout the fellowship year. The fellowship stipend is $54,000 plus a travel allowance. Open to print and broadcast journalists (including online journalists) with a bachelor’s degree and two to ten years of professional experience in writing, reporting, editing, producing, or directing. Preference is given to candidates with a background in political reporting but without extensive Capitol Hill experience.
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