American Political Science Association

APSA-MCI Communications Congressional Fellowships

Gain first-hand knowledge of Congress and policymaking by spending a year on Capitol Hill! The American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for 2018-2019 APSA-MCI Communications Congressional Fellowships, open to academics and journalists from all disciplines and fields who have a professional interest in public policy and telecommunications. Fellows gain hands-on experience in Congress and the policymaking process by serving on congressional staffs, following an intensive one-month orientation. Fellows also participate in enrichment programs throughout the fellowship year. The fellowship stipend is $52,500 plus a travel allowance.

Scholars must have a PhD completed within the last 15 years or will have defended a PhD dissertation by November of the fellowship year. Journalists may be print or broadcast journalists (including online journalists) and must hold a bachelor’s degree, along with two to ten years of professional experience in writing, reporting, editing, producing, or directing.

Applications are due Dec. 4, 2017. Learn more and apply online at