Congressional Fellowship Program

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

Fellowship Benefits

  • Salary of $40,000 for housing and other expenses
  • Roundtrip Airfare to D.C.
  • Health insurance reimbursement up to $200 a month
  • Placement in a congressional office 
  • One-day Hill orientation 
  • Professional leadership and policy enrichment workshops throughout the program
  • Networking opportunities 
  • Mentorship throughout the program and access to our online mentorship platform
  • Support with job placement after program 


  • An active member of the Muslim community;
  • Majoring in an ISF supported major
  • Graduated with an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited university
  • Proven commitment to policy-making and public service.
  • Minimum 1 year of professional experience ( 2 years of experience preferred)
  • A U.S. citizen, permanent resident of the United States or a DACA recipient


  • Application form
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter 
  • Video introduction
  • Essay Questions
  • College transcripts
  • Policy interests
  • Two letters of recommendation

Program Timeline


ISF will start accepting online applications October 15th, 2020


The deadline to apply for the fellowship is January 31st 2021


After applying, selected candidates will be given a conditional acceptance by ISF, and ISF will use its Congressional connections to help candidates get a position in a Congressional office.


Candidates will interview with offices. Once an office extends an offer to a candidate, a final acceptance will automatically be given to candidates by ISF.

Fellowship Starts

Fellowships will begin in D.C. in September. Fellows will work full-time hours with Congressional offices (as set by the office) starting in September and are not permitted to have any other internships or employment.

Sessions & Workshops

Fellows are required to attend ISF- hosted sessions and workshops throughout their time in D.C.

Exit Interview

Fellows end their position in September with an exit interview and can continue to receive mentorship support for permanent job placement .