Congressional Fellowship Program

We are no longer accepting applications for our 2021-2022 Fellowship Cohort

The ISF Fellowship program is a 12-month, full-time program that provides fellows with an opportunity to work in Washington D.C. on legislative and public policy issues at congressional offices.

About The Program

The ISF Congressional Fellowship Program is a highly selective, nonpartisan program devoted to promoting and encouraging diversity and inclusion on Capitol Hill.  Through a 12 month fellowship, fellows will gain real-world experience working on legislative and public policy issues. 

What to Expect

Fellows of this program will not only have access to Congressional members and staff within the halls of power, they will have the opportunity to work as a full-time staffer for 12 months conducting tasks such as policy research, meeting with special interest groups, drafting bills/speeches, and preparing the Member for hearings, etc.


Upon arrival in D.C., participants will attend a one-day preparatory orientation. Typically fellows will work 40-45 hours a week and will be expected to participate in all ISF-sponsored activities including professional development events. As participants will be representing ISF, they should work to meet ISF’s work performance and ethics.

Applications are evaluated based on evidence of leadership potential and professional skills to succeed in a public service position.