Congressional Fellowship Program

Fellowship Program Details


As Congress and the U.S. government continue to invest billions in development and humanitarian assistance, debates over these programs have sharpened and oversight has deepened.

InterAction has launched a Congressional Fellowship Program to explore issues like these that are critical to Congress. Over a three-day period in early October of 2024, a bi-partisan group of congressional staff will also learn how foreign assistance is funded, how the programs are implemented, and how we measure their impact on the ground.

For more information, see below and the attached FAQs. To apply now, please complete the form HERE.

2024 Class

We are seeking 15-20 Congressional staff who are responsible for foreign policy and/or international assistance in their office. Apply below to be a part of InterAction’s inaugural Fellowship Class!

Topics that will be covered include:

  • A detailed discussion of how Congress appropriates foreign aid, including an exploration of specific accounts within the State and Foreign Operations appropriations bill.
  • How foreign aid implementers receive and implement assistance programs with the U.S. government, multilateral institutions, and other institutional donors.
  • A deeper examination of how foreign aid is provided such as:
    • Hearing directly from aid workers who have implemented U.S. foreign assistance in the field.
    • Learning about the daily challenges aid workers face, such as limitations and reporting obligations.
    • Several specific foreign assistance programs and locations.

Fellows will hear from experts in the field, as well as from U.S. government officials. Through this experience, Fellows will broaden their network on and off Capitol Hill.

When is it?

The session dates are:

  • Monday, October 7 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Application Requirements

  • Responsibility for foreign policy and/or international aid issues
  • Resume
  • At least one letter of recommendation
  • Participation authorization


The application deadline is 12:00 noon on Friday, July 12, 2024.

For more information about the Congressional Fellowship Program, please see our FAQs HERE.

For questions, please email us at and/or

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