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HillVets Fellowship

About The HillVets Fellowship

Attention all Veterans, Servicemembers, Military Spouses, and Gold Star Family Members:

 

If you have a strong sense of duty and wish to continue your service to our Nation, you now have the chance to actively contribute to shaping the laws and

policies that govern us.

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in policy or advocacy work, take the first step towards making a meaningful impact and explore the opportunities offered by the HillVets Fellowship Program!

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What is a HillVets Fellowship?

The HillVets Fellowship is an opportunity for highly qualified Veterans, Servicemembers, Active-duty Military Spouses, and Gold Star family members to be placed in a Congressional Host Office for approximately

6 months doing substantive policy work. 

What our Fellows receive:

1

A small monthly stipend for any four months of their Fellowship placement.

2

Mentorship and assistance from HillVets staff and alumni, who will help tailor your resume, hone your interview skills, develop the qualities necessary to successfully navigate Capitol Hill, assist you with placement in a Congressional Host Office for your fellowship, and support you in your search for follow-on employment.

3

Access to the vast HillVets community and events.

Application Process

1

Submit your application

Fill out and submit your application. Our HillVets Director of Operations will be in touch soon!

2

Video call with our Director of Operations

Our Director of Operations will set up a time to chat with you about all things HillVets - and you! This is your chance to ask questions and get to know us.

3

Submit a writing sample

After your call with staff, we'll have you submit a writing sample.

4

Interview

The final step in our application process is an interview with HillVets staff and a member of our Board of Directors.

5

Offer

Following the final interview, we will notify you of acceptance or rejection into the program.

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Learn More About the HillVets Fellowship

Read about our current Fellows and past Fellows!

Read about our partnerships with over 30 Congressional offices, known as our HillVets Ambassadors, who understand the value of hiring Veterans!

Read about our incredible HillVets House!

HillVets Fellow Testimonials

The HillVets Fellowship was a transformative experience marking a fundamental transition in my career. HillVets was tireless in their dedication to helping me realize my potential. I'm humbled by the opportunities it provided. Being a Fellow is a bootcamp of the legislative process, and the experience surpassed my expectations. Not only did the fellowship help build my network and professional development, but it became a springboard to a Master's program and resulted in a full-time role as a policy advisor. I'm grateful for the experience. It's an honor to continue to serve the nation, and the Veteran community through ongoing HillVets programming.

Essam Attia

Policy Advisor in the office of Senator Bernie Sanders

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