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Congressman Mike Thompson

Representing the 5th District of CALIFORNIA

Veterans Fellowship Program

Congressman Thompson is co-chair of the Congressional Veterans Fellowship Caucus, which seeks to increase the number of Veterans working on Capitol Hill by providing them with the resources and skills necessary to bridge the gap between military service and legislative work. 

While working in member offices, Fellowship participants will attend weekly classes on the legislative process, constituent relations and correspondence, and specific issues, including the budget and appropriations process.  Fellows will work closely with Member office staff on projects and to develop and advance legislation.

General responsibilities include:

  • Responding to constituent requests and drafting correspondence
  • Attending and preparing for Congressional hearings
  • Assisting with legislative research and drafting legislation
  • Performing administrative tasks

Eligibility Requirements:

Veterans with honorable discharges, Bachelor’s degrees, or who will be in their final semester at the time of the fellowship, and are ready and able to take permanent employment will receive preference.

To apply, please download, complete and email a completed application including writing sample, your resume, cover letter, and a copy of your DD-214 to veterans.fellowship@mail.house.gov.

The application deadline for the Fall class is June 5th, 2015. The Fall class begins on August 17th, 2015.

If you would like more information on the Veterans Fellowship program —please contact my office.