The Heritage Foundation is proud to congratulate the graduates of the 2010 session of the Heritage Congressional Fellowship. The occasion was marked with an inspiring address (to be published shortly!) by Judge Janice Rogers Brown of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on “Rebirth, Revival, or Requiem: The Return of the Forgotten Man.”

The Heritage Congressional Fellowship (HCF) is an educational program for junior-level Capitol Hill staffers that focuses on the principles of conservatism, current issues, and skill improvement. With forty staffers graduating this year (and 60 or so attending regular sessions each Friday) HCF provides quality instruction on how to understand America’s first principles and think about the most important issues of the day. Past speakers include Bill Wichterman, Judge Schneider, Ed Whelan, Charles Kesler, Ramesh Ponnuru, Tucker Carlson and many top Heritage analysts. The next HCF session will begin in February 2011.

Heritage also has an educational program for senior-level staffers: the James Madison Fellows Program is a joint effort of Heritage, Hillsdale College and The Federalist Society to strengthen and expand a small group of especially capable, thoughtful, and distinguished senior congressional staff dedicated to advancing a principled understanding of American politics. Participating in educational seminars, roundtable discussions, retreats, and regular networking luncheons, the members learn how to bring principles of limited, constitutional government to bear on their work.

For information about our next trainings session or to recommend someone to become a Madison Fellow, please contact Landon Zinda at [email protected]
Congratulations to the 2010 HCF Graduates: Margie Almanza, Justin Ahn, Josh Babb, Alison Babb, Stephen Bell, Elizabeth Bennett, Will Brown, Summer Buchanan, Johnna Carlson, Laura Chambers, Chris Champion, Karin Davenport, Matthew Dickerson, Sean Evins, Jamey Falkenbury, Emmanual Guillory, Meredith Griffanti, Paige Hallen, Janelle Hervig, Emily Hesselbrock .Kern Hoff, Heather Homan, Sean Joyce, Kenneth Lynch, Elyse Marcellino, Eli Miller, Bennett Mize, Randee Olney, Tara O’Neill, Sam Pfister, Caitlin Poling, Curtis Rhyne, Nina Shelat, Sarah Smith, Michael Stwarka, Alex Teel, Rebecca Ulrich, Victoria Warmouth, Sharon Warren, and Robert Watts.

Matthew Kuchem is currently a member of the Young Leaders Program at the Heritage Foundation. For more information on interning at Heritage, please visit: