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NIAF Congressional Fellowship Applications Are Now Open


Natalie Wulderk

(WASHINGTON, D.C. –April 1, 2019) The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is proud to announce the fourth year of the NIAF Congressional Fellowship Program to encourage and support the next generation of Italian American leadership.

During the fall of 2019, the Foundation will place five outstanding Italian American college students, graduate students and recent graduates in offices of members of the Italian American Congressional Delegation (IACD), providing the opportunity for first-hand experience in public service.

Fellows will learn about the legislative process, the issues facing Congress, and the operations of a Congressional office while working for an Italian American leader who has climbed the ladder of public policy success.

The following offices will accept NIAF Congressional Fellows during the fall of 2019: Congressman Mark Amodei (Nev.); Congressman Peter DeFazio (Ore.); Congressman Rosa DeLauro (Conn.); Congressman Mike Doyle (Pa.); Congressman Michael Enzi (Wyo.); Congressman Doug LaMalfa (Calif.); Congressman Bill Pascrell (N.J.); Congressman Steve Scalise (La.); Congressman Thomas Suozzi (N.Y.); and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (N.Y.).

The NIAF fellows will receive a stipend of $1,000 to help with travel and living expense while in Washington, D.C. As part of the program, fellows will also receive training at NIAF headquarters and will be invited to participate in Foundation events through the fall, including NIAF Public Policy Forums and the NIAF 44th Anniversary Gala Weekend, Oct. 31 – Nov. 2, 2019 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.

To learn more about the eligibility requirements of the program, and to apply, please visit: Deadline to apply is Monday, May 31, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the Italian American heritage and culture. The Foundation works closely with Congress, The White House, the Department of State, the U.S. Embassy in Rome, and the Italian Embassy in Washington to promote Italian American heritage and serve as a bipartisan educational foundation. To learn more about the Foundation and become a member, please visit