Overview

  • Applicants should be U.S. citizens and have no conflicts of interest impeding appointment to a NSWG Fellowship. Fellows may not be Federal employees or full time Federal contractors as of January 1, 2020.
  • Up to eight Fellows will be placed in an equal number of Democratic and Republican offices in the Senate and House.
  • Fellows work full-time from January 2020 to December 2020, and must commit to the full year.
  • Fellows will be paid an annual stipend of up to $80,000 depending on qualifications.
  • Fellows receive their stipends as scholarship awards, and are not eligible for benefits (i.e. health insurance).
  • GWU administers the Fellowship competition. A committee of senior GWU faculty/NSWG experts selects finalists, who may then be interviewed and offered a Fellowship by host offices.
  • GWU manages all administrative arrangements pertaining to the Fellowship; host offices will make final selections, decide office assignments and assign Fellows’ responsibilities.

Application and Placement Process

  • Interested candidates who meet the eligibility requirements can apply online
  • The application consists of
    • A complete application questionnaire
    • A resume
    • A one-page statement of interest
    • A letter of recommendation from a colleague with first-hand knowledge of the individual’s professional experience and qualifications
    • (Please note: the application asks applicants to submit information for three professional references, one of whom may also contribute the letter.)
  • NSWG staff conducts initial interviews to assess an applicant’s fit and qualifications.
  • Hosting offices interview finalists and extend offers.
  • Individuals who accept a fellowship must agree to serve for a full year.
  • Direct all application materials to nswg@email.gwu.edu .
  • Applications for the 2020 fellowship will open on August 15, 2019 and close on September 30, 2019.