Director of Organizing, Nevada State Education Association
"SIWP was the start of my professional network and the connections I made through SIWP have been key connections throughout my career"
Associate Director of Career Advising & Corporate Outreach, UCLA Anderson School of Management
"My best memories from the program include meeting then-Senator Hillary Clinton at her Senate office, and speaking with her and her staff about how to build a career in politics and government."
Chief of Staff, Mayor Kimberely Driscoll of Salem, MA
"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"
Executive Director, AmericaNext
"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"
Associate Vice President, SRCPmedia
"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."
Chairman, Kansas Young Republicans
“The skills I learned at SIWP in political data modeling, election forecasting, voter outreach, and press relations were invaluable in my campaign experience.”
Finance Director, Natalie Tennant for Senate
"I wouldn’t have been able to take advantage of this opportunity nor do this (work) without doing SIWP."
Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, District of Columbia
“Talking about campaigning is one thing, but actually organizing around real issues and real people in a real race is quite another. SIWP helped me realize the distinction and learn from both.”
Policy Advisor, IL Dept. of Transportation
"After a summer developing a mock campaign plan for then-Senator Sununu's re-election, I serendipitously ran into the Senator in the Capitol subway system and was able to chat with him about our project"
Candidate, Nebraska Legislature
"Thanks to a lot of what I learned in SIWP, I have been able to successfully run my own campaign for the Nebraska Legislature"
Finance Director, Charlie Dent for Congress
"My SIWP experience was invaluable in preparing me for my career. During SIWP I learned the basics of a campaign and my internship exposed me to fundraising"
Membership & Development Coordinator, Intelligent Transportation Society of America
"I owe a great deal of my professional history and success to the Semester in Washington and Native American Political Leadership programs."
Manager of Trading & Operations, Silver Leaf Partners
"When I was in SIWP I stayed on E St. and used to go jogging down by the Mall, every time I went I would run past the Federal Reserve, the State Department, and the Headquarters for the Red Cross. Then I'd come home and turn on CNBC to see something about a piece of economic data the Fed put out or how the State Department just advised on ongoing talks with another country."