The Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Congressional Fellowship is a non-partisan, non-residential fellowship program that connects staff members from the US House and Senate with Atlantic Council senior fellows and other leading experts. This is a part-time, unpaid fellowship for current Congressional staffers. Through the eleven-month fellowship, staff members will be invited to a series of six off-the-record roundtables led by experts to discuss critical issues connected to the region, including but not limited to:
- US-Ukraine relations
- US-Russia relations
- Russia’s foreign policy
- Kremlin influence operations in the West
- The war in Ukraine’s East
- Regional politics of Central Asia and the Caucasus
- Frozen conflicts
- Energy security
The program will give fellows access to Atlantic Council experts for briefings, background meetings, and access to select Eurasia Center events. Fellows also receive a short and comprehensive monthly regional briefer. The fellowship includes a capstone study trip, either virtually or in person, to Ukraine, where staff have meetings with senior representatives from the Ukrainian government, opposition, civil society, and the private sector.
- Must currently be a legislative assistant, above, or the equivalent at the US Congress.
- Two or more years of experience working on Capitol Hill or in a similar position.
- Experience with, or interest in, foreign policy. A current foreign policy portfolio and a professional focus or strong interest in the Eurasia region is preferred.
- Ability to attend most roundtable discussions. These discussions will take place either near Capitol Hill on weekday evenings (approximately 6:30-8:30 p.m.) or virtually via Zoom (6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m.).
A complete application must include the following:
- A professional resume
- A 400-word statement of interest
- Answers to all application questions
Applications close at midnight on Sunday, February 28, 2021, and must be submitted through our portal to be considered. Please contact Adrian Hoefer at [email protected] with any questions.
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