Paid Native Hawaiian Fellowship in Washington, DC

Are you a Native Hawaiian college graduate who wants to gain valuable policy experience in our nation’s capital while receiving a $30,000 stipend? If so, the Native Hawaiian Federal Service Fellowship (NHFSF) may be for you! More information about the fellowship can be found on OHA’s website, and below. Note the deadline for submitting application materials is next week Friday, July 1 at 11:59 p.m. HST.

This year, OHA and Kamehameha Schools have partnered to launch the Native Hawaiian Federal Service Fellowship. Fellows will spend nine-months in Washington, DC, working within a U.S. Congressional office on federal policy affecting Native Hawaiians and others. In addition to the opportunity to make an immediate impact on national policy, fellows will gain practical insight into the inner workings of the Federal Government and influence over decisions that affect the Native Hawaiian community.

The program consists of three components: 1) immersion through work on Capitol Hill, 2) individual mentoring from senior aides, and 3) seminars on topics proposed by the fellowship cohort. The program will last up to nine months, beginning in September 2016 and ending in May 2017. Fellows will be compensated via a $30,000 stipend.

The ideal candidate is a recent college graduate and/or graduate student available to work full time in DC for 9-months. Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to the well-being of the Native Hawaiian community and show the capacity to work successfully in an office setting.