Sponsor a Fellow

The APSA Congressional Fellowship Program includes several fellowship categories within each year’s class. The APSA directly recruits and sponsors fellowships for political scientists and journalists and for the APSA-MCI Communications Congressional Fellowship for scholars and journalists. In addition to fellows from these professions, each fellowship class includes federal government employees sponsored by their home agencies and professionals in other fields sponsored by a range of organizations.  Recent sponsors include the organizations listed below. See the roster of fellows for a full list of sponsor organizations in the current fellowship year.

Federal government agencies nominate candidates directly to the APSA. SeeHow to Apply for additional information. Other sponsor organizations maintain their own application procedures. For more information on these procedures and on application deadlines, please see the links below.

Organizations interested in partnering with the APSA Congressional Fellowship Program to sponsor a fellow for the first time may contact the APSA Congressional Fellowship Program office at [email protected] or 202-483-2520. The program welcomes inquiries from organizations interested in sponsoring at least one fellow a year for a fulltime fellowship placement within the legislative branch.


Recent Partner Organizations

·         American Australian Association

·         Asia Foundation 

·         Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program

·         Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows Program  

·         National Association of Social Workers Foundation

·         Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA

·         Spirit Mountain Community Fund Mark O. Hatfield Fellowship