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Keith Sherin Global Leaders' Semester-in-Washington, D.C. — Applications Open for Spring 2014
An exciting Capitol Hill internship/semester in Washington, D.C. is available to outstanding TRIO SSS or McNair students for the Spring 2014 semester.
Sponsored by the Council's Keith Sherin Global Leaders Scholarship Fund and hosted by Marquette University's Les Aspin Center for Government, highly-deserving TRIO students (with at least a 3.0 GPA who have reached their sophomore, junior, or senior year of college) will be eligible to spend a semester working in a Congressional office and learning about the political process. One student per semester will be selected.
The internship-scholarship covers tuition, fees, and housing for the semester program, which provides up to 18 credit hours. COE will also provide a modest food and transportation allowance as needed. Students are expected to transfer their financial aid wherever possible. The program dates for Spring 2014 are January 14 to May 10, 2014.
"This presents a tremendous opportunity for exceptional TRIO students to live, learn, and be part of government in Washington," said COE President Maureen Hoyler. "Our program combines the adventure of working in the Capitol for a member of Congress with a strong educational experience at the Les Aspin Center," she said. "I urge students who care deeply about policymaking and the political process to apply."
The deadline for applications for the Spring 2014 semester is Monday, November 4, 2013
. To obtain an application, click here
(.pdf). For more information, please contact Holly Hexter at (email@example.com
Participating students will take five courses on Mondays and Thursdays, and spend Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays working on Capitol Hill. The Les Aspin Center provides the following courses to students during the Fall and Spring semesters.
Current Course Offerings (Fall/Spring Semester)
POSC 4221, Interest Group Politics
POSC 4201, The United States Congress
POSC 4986, Internship in Politics
ARSC 4953, Seminar on Urban Social Issues
ARSC 3370, The Arts and a Democratic Society