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Keith Sherin Global Leaders' Semester-in-Washington, D.C. — Applications Open for Fall 2013
An exciting Capitol Hill internship and study program in Washington, D.C. is available to outstanding TRIO SSS or McNair students for the Fall 2013 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 the 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.
"This presents a tremendous opportunity for exceptional TRIO students to live, learn, and be part of government in Washington," said COE President Arnold L. Mitchem. "Our program combines the adventure of working on Capitol Hill for a member of Congress with a strong educational experience at the Les Aspin Center," he said. "I urge students who care deeply about policymaking and the political process to apply."
The deadline for applications for the Fall 2013 semester is Friday, March 29, 2013
. To obtain an application, click here
(.pdf). For more information, please contact Holly Hexter at (firstname.lastname@example.org
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 academic courses to students during the Fall and Spring semesters.
Current Course Offerings (Fall/Spring Semester)
POSC 121, Interest Group Politics — (http://www.marquette.edu/aspin/programs/121.shtml)
POSC 128, The United States Congress — (http://www.marquette.edu/aspin/programs/128.shtml)
POSC 193, Internship in Politics — (http://www.marquette.edu/aspin/programs/193.shtml)
ARSC 100, Seminar on Urban Social Issues — (http://www.marquette.edu/aspin/programs/100.shtml)
ARSC 102, The Arts and a Democratic Society — (http://www.marquette.edu/aspin/programs/102.shtml)
** THEO 164, Theology and Society — (http://www.marquette.edu/aspin/programs/164.shtml)
** THEO 115, Christian Discipleship — (http://www.marquette.edu/aspin/programs/115.shtml)
(**) Students may register for one of the two theology courses.