The Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy are designed to train potential leaders in public policy formation to examine issues from the perspective, experiences, and needs of women. It is the only graduate-level fellowship program on Capitol Hill focused on women. Fellows gain practical policy making experience and graduate credit as they work in congressional offices. The fellowships are extended to students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program, or who have completed such a program within two years of the fellowship start date. Fellows receive a biweekly stipend and funding for health insurance.