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Keith Sherin Global Leaders' Semester-in-Washington, D.C. — Applications Open for Fall 2015

An exciting Capitol Hill internship/semester in Washington, D.C. is available to outstanding TRIO SSS or McNair students for the Fall 2015 semester.

Sponsored by the Council for Opportunity in Education'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 for the program, which runs from August 24 to December 11, 2015.

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. Applicants must come from institutions that are members of COE.

The deadline for applications for the Fall 2015 semester is Monday, April 6, 2015. To obtain an application, click here Document is available for download (.pdf). For more information, please contact Holly Hexter at (

Participating students will take 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 semester.

Semester Course Offerings (Washington, D.C.)
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

(NOTE) For descriptions of these courses, please go to (