Doing our part to deepen and strengthen the US-Mexico relationship, we launched the Rio Bravo Congressional Fellowship—a non-partisan program that connects US and Mexican congressional staffers, guest speakers, and leading experts from the Atlantic Council to discuss critical issues for the bilateral relationship.

Modeled after similar Atlantic Council efforts, and in collaboration with the US-Mexico Foundation, this non-residential and unpaid fellowship allows congressional staffers to take part in a series of off-the-record monthly roundtables. After exploring topics like economic interdependence, security and rule of law, public health cooperation, migration, soft power, among others, the US group finished its master classes in June, while the Mexican group completed them in September. Both groups virtually met in early July within the context of the entry into force of USCMA amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rio Bravo Congressional Fellowship 2021

The Atlantic Council and US-Mexico Foundation’s Rio Bravo Congressional Fellowship Program aims to deepen the US-Mexico bilateral relationship through educating, convening, and establishing relationships among congressional staff from both countries.

Applications close February 12, 2021.

Explore the 2020 Rio Bravo Congressional Fellowship

Meet the 2020 Mexico-based fellows

Meet the 2020 US-based fellows