The 2020-2021 Science and Technology Fellowship Program

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) Congressional fellowship program equips early career-policy professionals who are committed to contributing to public policy with the necessary skills to become the next generation of leaders in public service. The program is an intensive 12-months policy training and leadership development program which enables fellows to receive hands-on public policy training as full-time legislative aides and policy analysts.

Program Description
Science and Technology Fellowship Program Offers hands-on training and collaborative research opportunities to mid-career scholars and professionals interested in improving the interface between science and legislative decision-making and who want to learn the public policy decision-making process. Disciplines: Science, Engineering, Public Service, Public Policy, Technology Policy.

Application Requirements:
Interested and qualified applicants should complete all fields in the online application and submit a cover letter (2 pages maximum) and a short resume (4 pages maximum). The cover letter should explain the applicant’s interest in a specific fellowship, how the fellowship fits into the applicant’s career plans at this time, and attributes and experience that would make the applicant highly effective in this position. Any incomplete or late application packets will not be reviewed.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Transcript
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Two Page Resume
  4. Please request an additional letter of recommendation (from an individual other than those requested on the General Application).
  5. Essay 1: Statement of Purpose. This is your opportunity to discuss your academic and professional background and specific strengths as a candidate for this position. Start with the big question – what are you proposing to do, how the fellowship fits into your career plans at this time, why is it important, why you, and what impact do you hope to have? What makes you highly effective in this position? Your statement of purpose must be clear and compelling to audiences both inside and outside your field. [500 words maximum, Arial font with a font size of 12 and with a single spacing]
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