Small Business and Entrepreneurship Fellowship

Program Dates: August 13, 2018 – May 15, 2020

The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Fellow (SBE) will work 40 hours per week for two years at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in the Center for Policy and Research Analysis (CPAR). The SBE Fellow will specialize in researching and analyzing minority access to capital and serve as lead of our minority access to capital summits. Additionally, the SBE Fellow will build out our minority business development and entrepreneurship initiative, identify factors that inhibit equal access to start-up capital, and publish policy recommendations and community-based solutions that foster and promote economic growth and opportunity for African Americans and people of African descent.

The Fellow will also play a leading role in identifying funding streams for expansion of relevant projects, engage with stakeholders, serve as a representative and resident expert in the research department, and work to partner with like-minded organizations. The Fellow will work on relevant projects and assignments in cooperation with other CBCF departments, be exposed and engaged with intersectional analysis with regard to our other core policy areas in education, public health, and environmental sustainability, and serve as lead for organizing related events and issue forums.

With the CBCF’s central location in DuPont Circle, the Fellow will have many educational and professional enrichment opportunities through attending seminars on economic policy and build professional network with relevant leaders and experts in this space in order to further expand CBCF’s presence as it relates to black business growth and opportunity.

*U.S. citizen or permit to work in the U.S. through May 2020
*Graduate/professional degree in Business, Economics, Finance, Public Policy or other relevant field; must be completed before start of program
*Familiarity with U.S. business practices, economic principles, community engagement, U.S. legislative process, Congress, and the Congressional Black Caucus.
*Commitment to creating and implementing policy to improve the living conditions of underserved and underrepresented individuals
*Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black young professionals who have earned a graduate or professional degree

Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you legally eligible to work or study in the U.S.?
  2. If applicable: Visa Type
  3. If applicable: Date of Expiration
  4. Please request an additional letter of recommendation (from an individual other than those requested in the General Application).
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