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Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy

Job Description

Women's Policy, Inc. (WPI) offers multiple awards for students and recent graduates to work in a DC congressional office as a legislative aide on policy issues affecting women. The Fellowships span from January to July and are designed to train potential leaders in public policy formation to examine issues from the perspective, experiences, and needs of women. Administered by WCPI, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization located in Washington, DC, this program is unique—the only graduate level fellowship program on Capitol Hill focused on women.

Eligibility & Requirements

Students currently enrolled in a master's or doctoral program at an accredited institution in the United States. OR, those who have completed such a program within the past two years. Must have a proven commitment to equity for women. Applications are open to women and men. Recommended: applicants should complete at least 9 hours of graduate coursework before applying. 1500 word autobiographical essay demonstrating interest, experience, and writing ability. Transcripts. Three letters of recommendation.

Academic Level

Current Graduate Student. Working on Master's Thesis. Working on Doctoral Dissertation. Postdoctoral Scholar.


Social Sciences. Public Affairs.


Women's Research and Education Institute
Women's Policy, Inc. (WPI)

Last Updated :: 04/16/2021
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