Congressional Science & Engineering Fellowships®: 2013-14 Fellowship Timeline

September 3-17: Orientation Begins
September 17: Congressional Fellowships Reception (This event is the kick-off to the Congressional Fellows' placement process)
September 18: Congressional Interviews begin
January 2: Interviews may continue for January-start Fellows
August 31: September-start Fellowships end
December 31: January-start Fellowships end

Most offices begin contacting Fellows directly after the reception and schedule interviews during the next few weeks. The majority of offices make offers within one to two weeks. The majority of Fellows may begin working immediately. Each year we typically have a hand full of Fellows that are on a January to December schedule (start dates will be indicated in the Fellows' bio book and policy interest list). These individuals may interview in the fall for a January placement.

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AAAS Congressional Science & Engineering Fellowships® Reception

Each year in mid-September AAAS hosts a reception on Capitol Hill following the completion of the two-week fellowship orientation program. This reception marks the beginning of the placement process and provides a venue for staff from Members' offices and committees to meet the incoming Congressional Science & Engineering Fellows®.

Prior to the reception offices that have submitted a Fellowship Hosting Form will receive the bios and policy interests of the Fellows to review prior to the reception. Offices that have not filled out a form or are unsure about committing to host a Fellow are also welcome and encouraged to attend the reception. A document summarizing Fellows' bios and policy interests will also be available the evening of the event.

If you have any questions, please contact Rick Kempinski at AAAS at or 202-326-6481.