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Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Congressional Fellows Program

Through the CBCF’s 20-month fellowship programs, participants work with congressional members and committees, attend leadership development seminars, complete community service projects and produce policy papers.

During their first placement, fellows gain invaluable experience as they assist in the development of legislative and public policy initiatives within Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) member offices. Fellows work 40 hours per week on a range of staff assignments: legislative analysis, responding to constituent mail, drafting talking points and speeches for members, and coordinating logistics and public testimony for congressional hearings. During the second half of their program, fellows transition to a congressional committee, which complements their experience in a member’s office and provides them with a full view of the legislative process.

Fellows are paid an annual salary of $40,000 plus benefits. Participants must reside in or relocate to the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and are responsible for their own travel, housing, and other living expenses.


mid April

Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: None

Graduate: Masters Student, PhD Student, ABD Student

Award Type:
Scholarship / Fellowship

Award Period:
Post Graduate School

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Government/Public Service, Social Sciences

Additional Qualifications:
US citizen or work permit

Last Updated:
July 11, 2018

Last Updated: 9/12/17