Program Overview

The Georgetown Law Capitol Hill Fellowship Program is a stipend program designed to help our law graduates launch their careers on Capitol Hill. Georgetown will award up to five JD ’23 graduates with a stipend for short-term volunteer work on the Hill. We hope this fellowship will give our graduates a chance to gain experience, network and open doors for permanent employment. Student applications for this program will open in early February and selected fellows will receive a stipend of $20,000 for a September-December placement with a Member Office or Committee. Offices are under no obligation to pay their fellow for the 4-month fellowship or keep the fellow on at the conclusion of the fellowship term.

Interested in Hosting a Fellow? Please let us know!
Georgetown Law produces graduates ready to support the legislative priorities of Member and Committee offices. Many graduates have worked on the Hill, either before or during law school, and have taken doctrinal and clinical coursework on legislative interpretation and advocacy. If your office is interested in hosting a 2023 fellow, please share the following information with Ruby Sheikh, Assistant Director, Public Interest Employer & Alumni Outreach (

  • Member/Committee name
  • Your contact information
  • Short position description
  • Application instructions (required documents, contact email if not yours, etc.)

Students may also reach out to Member offices or Committees looking for post-graduate volunteers directly.

Once you have found a fellow and made an offer, the student will need to submit an application to the Georgetown Law Capitol Hill Fellowship Committee. This application will be due on April 3. The Committee will meet to select the 2023 fellows and inform all recipients of the award in late April.

Additional Information:
While bar passage will not be required for this fellowship, fellows are expected to work under the supervision of a lawyer with a “Counsel” or other similar title. Also, as a 501c3 entity, Georgetown does not fund political campaign activity (though understands that some Hill activity may include campaign-related work)

Please contact Ruby Sheikh at