CBCF Fellows Programs

CBCF Congressional Fellows Program & CBCF Louis Stokes Urban Health Public Policy Fellows Program

Fellows work in congressional member and committee offices, attend leadership development seminars, complete a community service project and produce policy papers. During the first‐year office placement, fellows gain invaluable experience as they assist in the development of legislative and public policy initiatives in CBC Member Offices. Fellows work 40 hours per week on a range of staff assignments, including legislative analysis, responding to constituent mail, drafting talking points and speeches for members, and coordinating logistics and public testimony for Congressional hearings. During the second half of the program, fellows transition to a congressional committee. The committee placement complements their experience in a member’s office and provides the fellows with a full view of the legislative process.

The Louis Stokes Urban Health Policy Fellows Program is a 20‐month policy training and leadership development program that targets early to mid‐level policy professionals who are committed to eliminating health disparities nationally and globally. CBCF Louis Stokes Fellows receive health policy training while working in a CBC Member’s office as well on a congressional committee. Typically, they spend ten months working in a congressional member’s office and the remaining ten months working on a congressional committee that focuses on health‐related issues. CBCF complements the fellows’ policy training on the Hill by providing opportunities to improve and develop leadership skills so they can be more effective in their professional roles.

$40,000 annual salary with benefits

Application Deadline: May 23, 2012
Program Dates: September 10, 2012—May 23, 2014

• U.S. citizen or permit to work in the U.S.
• Graduate/professional degree completed before start of program
• Familiarity with the legislative process, congress, and the Congressional Black Caucus
• Demonstrated interest in public policy and commitment to creating and implementing policy to improve the living conditions of underserved and underrepresented individuals

For more information and to apply online, please visit www.cbcfinc.org/fellowships

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