2021 NREI John R. Lewis Social Justice Policy Fellowship Program

NREI John R. Lewis Social Justice Policy Fellowship Program was designed by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Inc. (CBCF) to give young, Black professionals the opportunity to work with Congress to address the social justice and racial equity issues that affect the Black Community. Fellows will work in two six-month rotations and will be placed in Congress with a Congressional Black Caucus member and work in the CBCF’s Center for Policy Analysis and Research. Fellows will have the opportunity to gain invaluable legislative experience through aiding in the development of public policy initiatives and through organizing their own initiatives and publishing their own research.

The deadline to apply is July 16, 2021.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or have a permit to work in the United States for the duration of the fellowship (September 2021-September 2022)
  • At least 5 years of community activism or grassroots organizing in a leadership position or a graduate/professional degree completed prior to the fellowship start date
  • Familiarity with the federal legislative process, Congress, the Congressional Black Caucus, and its members and related policy
  • Superior analytical and communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice either through public policy, professional experience, or community-related activism aimed at improving the living conditions of the African American community

For more information and to apply, click here.

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