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The Nuclear Security Working Group’s Fellowship Program $80.000

The NSWG Fellowship Providing the next generation of national security professionals a front-row seat to Congress


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The Nuclear Security Working Group’s Congressional Fellowship program provides highly qualified up-and-coming national security professionals with an opportunity to spend a year working in the United States Congress.

Applications for the 2021 Fellowship are now live. The deadline for applications has been extended to October 16th, 2020.
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  • 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, 2021.
  • 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 2021 to December 2021, 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 an advisor, professor, or 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 .
  • Applications for the 2021 fellowship will open in September.
  • The 2021 application will open in September 2020 for fellowships beginning early in January 2021 (start date to be finalized upon selection by host office).
  • Applications have been extended and are now due October 16th, 2020.
  • Multiple interviews are conducted through October and November. 
  • Hosting offices make selections in late November/early December.
  • Fellows begin placements in January 2021.

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