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About The Program

Capital Fellows is an advanced leadership and discipleship program for recent college graduates. Through graduate courses, a paid internship, one-on-one mentoring and many leadership and community service opportunities, fellows develop and apply their gifts in real-world situations while learning to integrate a Christian worldview into all areas of life. Capital Fellows is a unique opportunity to live and work in Washington DC and to be an active member of a supportive community that seeks to serve the city with the love of Christ. It is also a unique opportunity to get hands-on experience in the workplace while deeply exploring God’s design for us as workers and contributors to human flourishing.


The Capital Fellows Program is Built Around Four Themes:

Vocation and Career

Recent graduates, even those that have worked for a year or two, often have questions about the meaning and purpose of their work. They wonder what God wants them to do with their lives and how they can serve Him in their professions. Capital Fellows is an opportunity to deeply explore these questions through study and hands-on work experience in a paid internship.

Leadership Development

Capital Fellows is, at its core, a leadership development program that helps fellows develop their leadership abilities and style. Through graduate coursework, discussion and hands-on service opportunities at McLean Presbyterian Church and community service partners in the Washington DC area, fellows learn to lead with a sense of purpose.

Intentional Service to Others

As Christians, we are called to serve Christ by serving others. Capital Fellows provides many opportunities to develop eyes for the needs of others and to show them the love of Christ. Fellows are actively involved in the McLean Presbyterian Church children and youth program as well as service initiatives in the Washington D.C. area.

Supportive Community

Capital Fellows work closely together to know the Lord, explore his calling in their lives and serve others. Each year, the fellows start as a group of strangers and finish as a group of close friends. Through retreats, weekly fellows gathering called Capital Commons, classes and shared projects, the fellows grow into a tight-knit community.

About The Internships

Paid internships in the Washington D.C. area are an integral part of the Capital Fellows program. The internships not only give the fellows an opportunity to launch their professional careers. They also provide the opportunity to apply what they are learning about faith and work, vocation, service and leadership in a real work setting. The internships are also an outstanding opportunity for fellows to start building professional networks and relationships in the nation’s capital.

Below are some examples of past internships Capital Fellows have had during their fellows year. Note that these are just examples from previous years. Not all of these are available in any given year.

Capitol Hill

  • We have placed fellows in more than 10 Congressional offices in the House and Senate

  • Historian of the House of Representatives



  • 4DV Analytics

  • The Clapham Group

  • ComForCare

  • Design Tech Inc.

  • First Command Financial

  • ForcePoint

  • HSP Direct

  • Index Augmented Reality Solutions

  • Keel Point

  • Pinkston Group

  • Quona Capital

  • Red Rock Business Advisors

  • StreetShares

  • Valens Global


  • Ambleside School

  • Cornerstone Schools of Washington DC

  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities

  • Imagine Schools

  • Reformed Theological Seminary

Non Profit

  • Center for Public Justice

  • Central Union Mission

  • Conference of State Bank Supervisors

  • Cru Washington DC

  • C.S. Lewis Institute

  • For the Nations

  • Human Trafficking Institute

  • Jill's House

  • McLean Presbyterian Church

  • Oakseed Ministries International

  • Philanthropy Roundtable

  • Prison Fellowship

  • Stand Together

  • The Fellows Initiative

  • The Tax Foundation

  • The Trinity Forum

  • Wedgewood Circle

  • Young Life

About The Graduate Courses

The Capital Fellows Program includes four graduate level classes, guest lectures and group studies. The classes are provided through a special arrangement with Reformed Theological Seminary, Washington D.C. Credit received in the Capital Fellows Program can be applied to any RTS degree program on any RTS campus. In addition to the courses listed here, the Capital Fellows also participate in numerous lectures from industry and government leaders, retreats and conferences.

Kingdom Seminar:
Biblical Theology I & II

The Kingdom Seminar is a cover-to-cover overview of the Bible. Through lectures and discussion, it gives an understanding of God's Redemptive History. By exploring God's plan for us, the course is an opportunity to explore the impact of Biblical Theology on our personal callings in life - vocational, family, service and community. This is a two-semester course accredited through Reformed Theological Seminary.

Identity and Relationships

To effectively minister to and lead others - at work, home, church - we must understand ourselves. This course is an in-depth exploration of our identity in Christ - who we are and who God intends us to be. Among other things, it explores calling and vocation, relationships and the generational gaps that exist in society today. This is a one semester course accredited through Reformed Theological Seminary.

Vocation & Society

The Gospel challenges us to imagine and pursue a world transformed by love, service and grace-filled leadership. This course is an exploration of our call to serve and lead in society, at work and in the church. Students will develop a deep understanding of the biblical model of sacrificial and servant leadership. This is a one-semester course accredited through Reformed Theological Seminary.

Life and

Growing in faith, learning to follow Christ, and understanding our place in His Kingdom is a life-long endeavor for all Christians. This course is a unique opportunity to spend significant time with the pastors of McLean Presbyterian Church, growing in spiritual depth and maturity. “Grace changes everything” is the recurring theme of this course.

The Capital Fellows Program is a vocational and leadership development ministry of the Capital Presbyterian Family, a multi-site church in the Northern Virginia section of the Washington, DC metro area. 

As a church, we exist to glorify and enjoy God by making disciples who make a difference through grace-filled worship, community, and missions. The Capital Fellows program is an extension of this mission that seeks to equip and inspire a new generation of leaders for the workplace, church, home and society.


As a growing church, we are seeking to serve the DC metro area by meeting where people live. We are one church that meets in multiple locations. While the majority of the Capital Fellows program activities are done as a whole group, some activities will be connected to one of the Capital Presbyterian Family sites.

The Capital Pres Family started in 1944 as the Bible Presbyterian Church of Georgetown. As the church grew, it moved across the Potomac River into McLean, Virginia and became McLean Presbyterian Church. McLean Presbyterian is a site in the Capital Pres Family, and home to the churches offices. The Capital Pres Family also includes Capital Pres Fairfax and the forthcoming Capital Pres Reston sites.


About the Capital Presbyterian Family and McLean Presbyterian Church

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