Fellowships in Congress aren't anything new. In fact, a number of the best programs (like the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellowship and the American Association for the Advancement of Science Congressional Science and Engineering Fellowship) have been around for close to 40 years. These programs-- including how each recruits, trains and places their fellows-- are models for Tech Congress. Since January I've spoke with dozens of program staff and former fellows to inform how we build Tech Congress.
For anyone interested in learning more about the range of fellowships that exist on Capitol Hill, the Congressional Research Service produced a memo last year describing many of the programs.