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Washington Fellowship

Career Development 
in our Nation's Capital

The Washington Fellowship is an exclusive, fully-funded opportunity for a select group of Buckley Fellows to spend a week in Washington D.C. meeting with and learning from government officials, members of Congress, judges, think tank scholars, and journalists. 

For 2023, the program will run from the afternoon of Sunday, March 12th through Friday, March 17th, over Yale's Spring Break.


Past Guests

In previous years, our students have met with the below, among many others!

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh

Senator Ted Cruz

Mary Katherine Ham

Guy Benson

Senator Ben Sasse

Senator Rand Paul

George Will

Peter Berkowitz

Scott Walker

Apply Now!

The Fellowship is open to current

Buckley Student Fellows.


Click HERE to apply.

Applications are by Sunday, January 1st 2023

Please contact with any questions. 


Student Testimonials

“This trip was one of my favorite experiences of my entire time at Yale. To go from shaking hands with not one but two sitting U.S. senators to spending two hours with Justice Kavanaugh in his chambers was awe-inspiring, and the exposure to individuals of this caliber opened my eyes to the possibilities available in Washington. I especially enjoyed the opportunity to meet with people who worked behind-the-scenes in politics and policy because they illuminated aspects of this work that I had never known and have proven useful as I try to figure out what I'd like to do after graduation.”

-Kevin Xiao '23

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