The Semester in Washington Politics Program has a limited number of spaces remaining for the Spring 2019 semester. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the class is full. Apply now.
The Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP) has finished accepting applications for the Spring 2019 semester (Program Dates: January 14-April 29, 2019). 

Welcome to Semester in Washington Politics

Are you a college student with a passion for politics who is ready to intern, study and explore Washington, D.C. for a spring or summer? Semester in Washington Politics (SIWP) is the program for you! Located in the heart of Washington, D.C. on the George Washington University campus, SIWP consists of two core classes (with the option to take additional electives), weekly networking events, a professional internship, and an optional mentoring program.

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Summer 2016 Students at DNC in Philadelphia

Jill Neunaber

"It was the SIWP experience which showed me that there was a career path in the field that had captured both my heart and my imagination."

Charlie Liebschutz

"I learned more about working in politics in one summer at SIWP than I did in all the poli sci classes I took in college. The difference is the real-world experience."

Samantha Galing

"SIWP was the start of my professional network and the connections I made through SIWP have been key connections throughout my career."

Dominick Pangallo

"In my current role I'm constantly employing lessons and skills I acquired in SIWP, including crafting persuasive messages, planning strategy, media relations, and more"

Emily Crerand

"I wouldn’t have been able to take advantage of this opportunity nor do this (work) without doing SIWP."

Justin Spooner

"Thanks to a lot of what I learned in SIWP, I have been able to successfully run my own campaign for the Nebraska Legislature"