VA Congressional Fellowship Program

Program Description Here

The Department is seeking highly motivated VA employees to work in the Capitol Hill office of a Member of Congress or with a congressional committee.  Successful candidates will begin working on Capitol Hill during January 2020.  The ideal candidate is an employee who meets the eligibility criteria and works in the Washington, DC area.

Overview

This Fellowship is 1 year in duration and consists of three components:  (1) training through the Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs; (2) a legislative operations seminar through the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University; and (3) working on Capitol Hill.

Eligibility Criteria

VA employees, who are GS-11 through GS-15, with strong written and oral communication abilities, are invited to apply.  Parent organizations are responsible for funding costs associated with selected candidates.

Applications

The application deadline is July 26, 2019.  Submit your application to CongressionalFellows@va.gov   The application should contain:

1.  A one to two page resume;

2.  A one-page personal statement with a maximum of 250 words indicating how your skills and abilities apply to the Program’s purpose;

3.  Written supervisory approval; and

4.  One to two letters of recommendation.

Questions

Please email any questions to CongressionalFellows@va.gov.

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