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WREI Congressional Fellows
on Women and Public Policy




WREI awards annual fellowships to a select number of graduate students with a proven commitment to equity for women. WREI Fellows gain practical policymaking experience and graduate credit as they work from January to August as Congressional legislative aides in Washington, D.C. Fellows receive stipends for tuition and living expenses.


Established in 1980, the WREI Fellowship program is designed to:

  • encourage more effective participation by women in the formulation of policy options
  • promote activities that encourage the translation of research into policy
  • raise awareness that national and international issues concerning women are interdependent
  • foster better understanding of how policies affect women and men differently
  • gain greater appreciation of the fact that issues often defined as "women's issues" are really of equal importance to men.


Normal fellowship applications for 2014 closed June 14, 2013


Fellows are selected on the basis of academic competence as well as their demonstrated interest in the public policy process. They are expected to be articulate, adaptable and to have strong writing skills. Only students who are currently in, or have recently completed, a graduate or professional-degree program at an accredited institution in the United States are eligible.


Download WREI's 2014 Fellows Brochure here

Download WREI's 2014 Fellow Application here

More information here



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WREI's former, current and future fellows (and their congressional bosses!) thank our

corporate and individual fellowship funders for their generosity that makes possible

WREI's Congressional Fellowships on Women & Public Policy!

Among the generous funders of WREI's Fellowships have been: Altria; Amgen; Elizabeth, Martha, and Emily Ehrenfeld; Wyeth, and the ILGWU 21st Century Heritage Fund. Additional support was provided by Avon Products, Inc. and American Express.