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 private briefings, with the purpose of increasing congressional staffers’ knowledge of foreign policy. We also coordinate outreach to Capitol Hill, including testimonies by Wilson Center scholars and briefings specifically for Members of Congress.
Opportunities with Congressional Relations
Foreign Policy Fellowship Program
The Wilson Center's Foreign Policy Fellowship Program (FPFP) is a six-week seminar that encourages Congressional staffers to debate key global issues with some of the nation’s leading foreign policy thinkers and practitioners. FPFP also encourages Fellows from across the aisle to network and work together through an interactive simulation. Additionally, Fellows have the opportunity to join our 1,000-member alumni network and join us for exclusive briefings and study trips around the world.
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.
Internships with Congressional Relations
Applications for spring internships with the Office of Congressional Relations are now open. Applications will close on November 30, 2023.
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For more information on our fellowships or programming, contact Paige Rotunda at email@example.com.