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Jacob Holt, Columbus State University assistant professor of political science, has been selected as a 2018-2019 American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow. As a fellow, he will work in a Congressional office in 2019 after an extensive orientation in the fall.
Holt is the first faculty member from Columbus State University to receive the fellowship and one of six political scientists from around the world to be selected this year.
Since 1953, the American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship Program has brought select political scientists, journalists, federal employees, health policy specialists, international scholars, and other professionals to Capitol Hill to gain practical insight into Congress and the legislative process. The Congressional Fellowship Program has served as a model for fellowship programs in all three branches of the federal government and in parliamentary settings abroad. Among the ranks of the program’s alumni are professors, reporters, editors, executives, lawyers, politicians, legislative staffers, parliamentarians, lobbyists, doctors, nurses, community leaders, policy specialists, ambassadors, and even a U.S. vice president.