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How do I prepare to apply for the Capitol Hill Fellows Program?

Prior work experience in a government agency or government-related work is helpful, but not required. Ideally, opportunities that enable you to strengthen and build on the following skills are recommended:

  • Research
  • Leadership
  • Policy Analysis
  • Understanding of American politics and Congress
  • Oral and written communication

We also recommend candidates have:

  • An ability to articulate their own ideas on current public policy issues
  • Knowledge of current events
  • A compelling set of personal and professional goals

Candidates must be able to clearly articulate how their participation in the Capitol Hill Fellows Program will help them advance towards their goals.