The Civitas Congressional Fellowship Civitas is a 4-month long Christian leadership development program for early-career Hill staffers. Over the course of the program, staffers
- Exercise their leadership skills by co-leading discussions and prayer time;
- Learn to think critically about the role of government and civil society in addressing public policy issues;
- Build meaningful relationships across the aisle and practice empathy.
The Civitas Congressional Community is an intentionally bipartisan group of Hill staffers who are committed to their faith in God, to seeking truth and understanding, and to loving their neighbors through public service. Civitas Fellows recognize that the bonds that tie us together as Christians are so much stronger and more meaningful than our necessary party affiliations.
Staffers meet on Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM for dinner and discussion in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.
This program is ideal for staffers who are looking for community, want to learn what different Christian political traditions have to say about Christianity and public service, and hope to gain leadership experience and skills they will use during the rest of their time on the Hill. Civitas runs twice a year, both in the Spring and in the Fall.
Applications for Fall 2023 open on August 1 and will be accepted until September 14 at 11:59 PM. Do you know someone who should apply? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your nomination.
Are you interested in the Civitas Congressional Fellowship? Go ahead and apply today and CPJ will be in touch with more information.