LEGISLATIVE FELLOWSHIP, CONGRESSIONAL PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS CENTER

Congressional Progressive Caucus Center (CPCC) is seeking 5 paid legislative policy fellows to be placed in Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) offices on Capitol Hill. Each fellow would focus their expertise on one issue. We are looking to fill 5 policy fellow positions to focus on: 

Medicare For All
Progressive Foreign Policy
Women’s Rights
Labor Policy
Education 

The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) consists of one United States Senator and over 90 members of the United States House of Representatives, and is the largest caucus within the House Democratic Caucus. Established in 1991, the CPC reflects the diversity and strength of the American people, seeks to give voice to the needs and aspirations of all Americans, and builds a more just and humane society.

Who are we?

Congressional Progressive Caucus Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to connect grassroots leaders, organizations, and Congressional offices to build a more powerful and cohesive movement, so that we can win more concrete victories for progressive values. In support of progressive values, we foster powerful partnerships on a host of issues, including:

  • Economic opportunity for all;

  • Peace and global security;

  • Energy independence and environmental sustainability;

  • Civil rights, civil liberties, and human rights;

  • Immigration justice and a pathway to citizenship

  • Public health;

  • Education and more.

The Congressional Progressive Caucus Center Legislative Fellowship is designed for emerging leaders who want to develop their own professional skills in policymaking and social change through learning from and working within a strong legislative operation on Capitol Hill. The position works closely with the CPC Executive Director and Co-Chair Offices, as well as with the Senior staff of the CPCC to implement a legislative and messaging strategy that advances both organizational needs and progressive policy goals of the CPC and fulfills fellowship requirements of CPCC, including monthly and quarterly reports to be submitted to CPCC.

Responsibilities:

  • Draft policy memos and legislative strategy related to the assigned issue portfolio for the Congressional Progressive Caucus

  • Track legislation in House and Senate Committees related to the five policy positions for Caucus members

  • Work with the CPCC and the Policy Council to connect with progressive organizations from across labor, environmental and social justice movements on collaborative advocacy effort

  • Attend Caucus and Coalition meetings relevant to five policy positions, i.e. Medicare for All Caucus, Pro-Choice Caucus meetings

  • Plan and execute briefings and press conferences for relevant policy areas for Caucus members

  • Distribute messaging materials to and coordinate work among policy staff for Congressional Progressive Caucus members

  • Submit monthly and quarterly reports regarding the work undertaken as a Fellow including weekly communications directors’ meetings

  • Liaison with the CPCC in the creation and planning of the CPCC Legislative Program

Qualifications:

  • A strong commitment to progressive values

  • Excellent writing and critical thinking skills

  • Strong understanding of House of Representatives legislative processes and procedures

  • Experience developing legislative agenda, working with Progressive coalitions and achieving results 

  • Ability to produce high-quality materials quickly and professionally, with attention to nuance

  • Self-starter with ability to work on several simultaneous projects with minimal direct supervision

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and GoogleDocs.

Compensation:

Salary range: $50,000-$60,000, depending on experience. The Fellow is a full-time staff member of Congressional Progressive Caucus Center despite placement at the CPC. Fellowship includes health insurance benefits. This position begins with a six-month evaluation commitment at first, and a likely extension to one year pending performance review. (Fellows are routinely invited to apply for full-time positions that become available in Hill offices and at the Congressional Progressive Caucus Center.)

Commitment to Diversity:

The CPC Center is strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and much more. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, women, the LGBTQIA community, and other groups that have historically been subject to discrimination.

To Apply:

Please send the following materials in a single PDF to jobs@progressivecaucuscenter.org with “(INSERT SPECIFIC ISSUE AREA) Policy Fellow” in the subject line.

  • A cover letter explaining your interest in this work and any related experience.

  • Your resume.

  • Three references.

 Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the large volume of applications, only applicants moving on to the next round will be contacted by the Search Committee.