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Capital City Fellows Application Process

Important things to consider in the process of applying to the Capital City Fellows Program (CCFP):

  • You MUST complete the application in one session.  You cannot save an incomplete application.
  • Review the application process and gather all four resources (Professional Resume, Recommendation Letters [one professional and one academic] and Unofficial Transcript) you will need to complete the application successfully. You must answer all questions and follow the directions as explained within the application.
  • The essays must be well thought-out and written. You are expected to write a minimum of 500 words for each. These writing exercises will be evaluated for judgment, grammar, and clarity of argument and thought. You should use font 11 or 12 single space. It is recommended that you write all your writing samples aforementioned in a Word document. Please type all essays into one Word document. Once you have reviewed, edited and proofread them; you should upload your essay document into the application along with your other four (4) documents.
  • The application will be deemed incomplete if any field is empty and/or not fully answered. The application will also be deemed incomplete and not acceptable if any of the four attachments and essays are missing.

Attachmentsyou must upload the following attachments in order for your application to be complete:

  • Complete your essay questions in Microsoft Word first; then upload in your application.
    1. Why do you want to be a Capital City Fellow? (500 words minimum)
    2. What is one of the most critical issues faced by the Government of the District of Columbia and how should government address it? (500 words minimum)
    3. Please give an example of a time in your personal life, professional career or educational experience when you were required to complete an important task with insufficient resources and/or direction.  How did you handle the situation? (500 words minimum)
  • Upload your resume in your application. 
  • Upload unofficial transcript in your application (an official transcript will be requested if you are selected for an interview).
  • Upload your recommendation letters (one professional and one academic) in your application. In each recommendation letter, please ask the recommender to include the following information: Name, Company, Title, and Contact Information (phone number and email address). Please also ask the recommender to sign at the bottom of the letter.
  • Preference will be given to District Residents.  You must be able to meet the Domicile Requirements at time of selection .

If you experience difficulty with the application, please dial 202-442-9624.

Capital City Fellows Program 2019 Application Timeline
July 27, 2019 Application Deadline- This fellowship will close when we received 70 application which may be sooner than the closing date.
August 14, 2019 Interview Notification Date - Candidates will be informed via email if they were selected for phone interviews.
August 21-23, 2019 Phone Interviews - Candidates will be contacted for a phone interview. Candidates will be informed after the phone interview if they are selected for an in-person interview.
September 3-6, 2019 In-Person Interviews - Candidates will be assigned to attend an all-day interview session. Interviews will consist of a group exercise and a writing assessment. Candidates attend at their own expense.
September 27, 2019 Selection Notification Date - Candidates will be informed via email if they have been selected, wait-listed, or denied admission to the program.
October 28, 2019 The official start date for Capital City Fellows. If you are selected, this date is not negotiable. However, candidates from the wait list may be asked to start on other dates as vacancies arise.