The Wilson Center’s office of Congressional Relations works to maintain a vibrant relationship with Members of Congress and their staffs. We organize and run a series of educational programs led by Wilson Center experts, ranging from seminars to podcasts, with the purpose of increasing congressional staffers’ knowledge of international policy. We also coordinate outreach to Capitol Hill, including testimonies by Wilson Center scholars and briefings for Members of Congress.
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Opportunities with Congressional Relations
Wilson Foreign Policy Fellowship Program
Congressional Foreign Policy Masterclass
The Wilson Center Congressional Foreign Policy Masterclass Series provides senior staffers the opportunity to go in-depth with our regional experts on a pressing foreign policy issue. This comprehensive course during a congressional recess provides a non-partisan environment for senior staffers to meet and network with fellow colleagues from across the aisle.
International Relations Education Program (IREP)
Despite being a leader in the current international order, the United States often finds itself misunderstanding the geopolitical relationships that underpin friendships and rivalries around the world. In order to develop more effective foreign policy, peace and security strategies, policymakers on Capitol Hill need to understand geopolitical relationships around the world.
Internships with Congressional Relations
The Office of Congressional Relations is looking to fulfill one *virtual* internship positions for the summer semester: (1) Graphic Design Intern
Need to Know Podcast Series
Need to Know is a foreign policy news podcast produced by the Office of Congressional Relations at the Wilson Center. Bringing you the best non-partisan policy through conversations with our scholars.Browse all the episodes
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The Wilson Center’s Foreign Policy Fellowship Program does more than dive into complex foreign policy issues, it also offers congressional staff the unique opportunity to reach across the aisle and form genuine relationships.
Katie Peake, Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL)
The FPFP truly delivers on its commitment to bipartisanship and allows for genuine across-the-aisle relationship-building that is hard to find in other organizations or opportunities available to congressional staff. Additionally, the Wilson Center continually chooses top-notch experts and consistently facilities the timely and enlightening discussions that make their programs well worth a staffers time.
Congressman David Price (D-NC)
The mission of service and support to our own work as policymakers sets the Center apart from other policy organizations in Washington, and certainly embodies the spirit of public service for which President Wilson is remembered.
The Honorable Ed Royce
I am an enthusiast for the Wilson Center and I appreciate all their good work and the great leadership of Jane Harman.
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Learn About the Foreign Policy Fellowship Program
For more information on our fellowships or programming, contact Paige Rotunda at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202/691-4213.