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Congressional Affairs Fellowship, Congressional Affairs Department – North American Division – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Congressional Affairs Department oversees and supervises Israel’s agenda with the US Congress and serves as the home office for Israel’s Embassy and Consulates in the US on Congressional issues.

Fellowship Description:

  • Research of political developments in the US
  • Monitoring and analysis of relevant bills and Legislation.
  • Analysis of the US Mid Term elections
  • Assisting in acquiring info regarding possible areas of cooperation with legislators
  • Daily news briefing provided to the Congressional Affairs team and others in the Division
  • Weekly summaries including the most notable events, which occurred during previous week.
  • Congressional Hearings updates noting the committee, topic of discussion, witnesses, and the dates of relevant hearing and highlighting the most significant and relevant developments.
  • Legislative Summaries, providing summaries on specific pieces or groups of legislation, including analyses of the bills as needed
  • Brief Reports on Representatives, Senators including background, political profile and Foreign policy statements and action
  • Elections – monitoring significant developments which would affect the 2020 Presidential elections, Special Elections and the 2018 cycle
  • Aid in preparation for Congressional Delegations (CODEL’s), including preparing reports on those who will be visiting.
  • Keep up to date Face Pages for relevant Committees, Subcommittees, and others.
  • The position requires both working with the mentor and others at the department but also independently. It includes both assigned projects and has room for initiatives and ideas.


Qualifications required for the Internship: 

  • Congress related work – major advantage,
  • Political science – advantage
  • Familiarity with the US legislative branch
  • Familiarity with the US political federal system
  • New media skill – required


Please note: Israel Government Fellows does not conduct their internship placement process until all participants have been formally accepted. For this reason, IGF cannot guarantee applicants a particular internship position prior to their acceptance. However, the placement process is influenced primarily by participants’ preferences.




Internship Program

Congressional Affairs Fellowship, Congressional Affairs Department – North American Division – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Israel Government Fellows

    Masa Israel internships are 2 to 10 months in duration and start dates vary by program provider.

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