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Presidential Fellows Program

April 11, 2016
Arts and Humanities
Social Science
Washington D.C.
Full Year


Since 1970, The Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress’s Fellows Program has brought selected fellows to Washington, DC, twice a year to learn about leadership and governance, share their outstanding research, and explore careers in public service. Fellows are given the opportunity to study the U.S. Presidency, public policy-making process, and America's Chief Executive’s relations with Congress, allies, the media, and the American public. Alumni of the Fellows program include Capitol Hill and White House staffers, award-winning journalists, CEOs of corporations and non-profit organizations, senior military leaders, and university presidents and deans.
Fellows participate in two separate three-day leadership conferences in Washington, DC. One during the Fall and one during the Spring semesters, in addition to completing a research paper that is eligible for publication and awards. While attending the conferences, the Fellows participate in workshops where they present and receive constructive criticism on their research papers. The Fellows also have the opportunity to engage with policy experts, government officials, and leaders in the legislative process.
Eligibility: CC, SEAS, GS juniors and sophomores are encouraged to apply. Fellows can come from any major or specialization, but they all have strong academic credentials, a demonstrated interest in the institutions of the Presidency and Congress, and a desire to make public service a part of their careers. To apply, complete and submit your online application here no later than 11:59pm EST on April 11, 2016.