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SOAR, Scholarships and Other Award Resources, is a searchable online database of funding opportunities for current students at all levels as well as recent graduates. Please review the recommendations below for conducting a search based on your needs, interests and eligibility.
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.
Student applies directly
Eligible to Apply:
Graduate: Masters Student, PhD Student, ABD Student
Scholarship / Fellowship
Post Graduate School
Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Government/Public Service, Social Sciences
US citizen or work permit
July 11, 2018