The Fellowship competition is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications.
The insight provided by the various speakers, as well as by my colleagues, was fascinating. I believe the program will lead to increased bipartisanship that begins at the staff level and reaches the members themselves. –Andrew Robreno (Spring 2013)
Who Should Apply
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars invites mid to senior-level Congressional staff (Legislative Assistant, Legislative Director or Chief of Staff) to participate in the Woodrow Wilson Foreign Policy Fellowship Program. Each year, the Wilson Center will host two Seminar Series (Spring and Fall) with 50 participants each to take part in bipartisan dialogue on foreign policy issues addressing key public policy challenges for legislators today. The Fellowship Program is also open to exceptional rising leaders who staff other U.S. policymakers who are keenly interested in foreign policy issues.
Applicants to the Fellowship Program should possess an understanding of legislative process and aspire to a meaningful career in shaping foreign policy.
Applicants for the Woodrow Wilson Foreign Policy Fellowship Program must submit for consideration no later than Friday, August 2, a complete copy of the application form, a copy of their resume, and a recommendation letter from a member of Congress (recommended).
If accepted, each fellow is required to attend at least five (5) sessions of the seminar series on Fridays, 2:30pm-5:30pm. The dates for the Fall 2013 Seminar Series are September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 25, and November 1. Please do not apply unless you know you can attend all program dates.
After successfully completing the seminar series, each participant will be invited to continue to shape the public debate on foreign policy issues as Woodrow Wilson Foreign Policy Fellowship Alumni.
“The Wilson Center Foreign Policy Fellowship for Congressional staff is a breakthrough program that brings together Republican and Democrats in the best spirit of comity and bipartisanship on the critical foreign policy issues facing the nation today.” –Thomas Friedman, New York Times Columnist