The Leadership Institute prepares the next generation to take its place in the fields of community service and policy development.
Our goal is to increase the pool of black leaders in public service careers and public policy positions
through providing fellowships, internships, and scholarships.
seeking future leaders
We offer numerous educational and leadership development programs for individuals ranging from college students to young professionals with graduate degrees (generally ages 40 and under).apply to the leadership institute today!
Participants learn the inner workings of the federal government,
explore public service and public policy careers, discuss current events and policy initiatives, and experience leadership at its very best by working with and learning from members of the Congressional Black Caucus.
In 2014, the Leadership Institute added a study abroad program in China, where young African-Americans can learn about different cultures and professional opportunities.discover the china study abroad program
become a global citizen
The CBCF Emerging Leaders: Japan Exchange Program “KAKEHASHI Project” in partnership with the government of Japan aims to increase African-American interest in and exposure to the culture of Japan, thereby expanding opportunities for African Americans in an era of increasing globalization.discover the japan study abroad program
support our goal
535 interns on Capitol Hill—that’s our goal! With your support, we can reach it one intern at a time.