Several Madison Fellows conversing in the Kirby Center lounge.

The Madison Fellows program is open by competitive application to mid-to-senior-level professionals working in and around government who are seeking to influence national politics on the most important questions.

Application Requirements:

  • Resume
  • One Formal Letter of Recommendation (other references are welcome)
  • Statement of Interest (one-page)
  • Candidates may be contacted for an interview
  • Applications for the fellowship Class of 2023-2024 will be available in early Spring 2023

For more information, contact us at [email protected].

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Class of 2022-2023 Program 

All salons will take place from 6:30pm-8:30pm on the second Wednesday of each month throughout the ten-month fellowship program, unless otherwise noted.  Attendance and active participation during each session are mandatory.


Orientation Weekend | Friday Evening, September 23 - Sunday Morning, September 25, 2022 (Two nights away at resort located right outside of Washington, D.C.)

Salon I - Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Salon II - Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Salon III - Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Salon IV - Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Salon V - Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Salon VI - Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Salon VII - Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Salon VIII - Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Salon IX - Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Summer BBQ | Optional - Thursday, June 23, 2023 | 5:30pm-8:30pm