Congressional Fellowship Program

Application opens December 2020


ISF Internship

Fellowship Benefits

  • Salary of $40,000 for housing and other expenses
  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • Health insurance reimbursement up to $200 a month
  • Placement in a congressional office 
  • Three-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 


  • Muslim and an active member of the Muslim community;
  • Graduated with an undergraduate or graduate degree within the last two years from an accredited university;
  • A citizen of permanent resident of the United States


  • 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 during the third week of December of each year.


The deadline to apply for the fellowship is typically early March. 


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. on August 3rd. 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 July with an exit interview and can continue to receive mentorship support for permanent job placement .