URS Application Open for Rising Sophomores

The Undergraduate Research Scholars program is now accepting applications for rising sophomoresURS is a two-semester course in which students do hands-on research or creative work under the guidance of a UW faculty or staff mentor. Each student works on the current project of a mentor who is advancing the frontiers of knowledge or creative practice. Students also participate in a weekly seminar to explore influences of research and creative work in society.


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Wisconsin in Washington, DC Internships

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Students of all majors seeking internship opportunities for UW credit in Spring 2017, Fall 2018 & Summer 2018 can now apply to the UW Wisconsin in Washington, DC Internship program. This program combines the efforts of previous UW internship programs offered in Washington, DC by the International Division and the Political Science Department. Course options include Political Science, International Studies and electives in other subject areas. Semester program options include 3 courses plus an internship, totaling 12 credits. The summer program features an internship, plus 3 credits for Political Science 402.

International Politics Summer School 2017

The University of Oxford is holding a two-week residential summer school tackling the vital issues that shape politics in the modern world with a regional focus. The academic program consists of small seminar groups with a specialist tutor, a daily lecture program given by world-renowned academics, and lively daily discussion groups led by current Oxford University doctoral students. Click here to learn more.

AEI 2017 Summer Honors Program

AEI’s Summer Honors Program is a fully funded educational and career development opportunity for undergraduate students interested in public policy and politics. Each year, the program brings together top students from around the country to discuss policy topics in small seminars, join daily lunches with policymakers and business leaders, and advance their careers through high-level networking opportunities. Instructors this year include AEI scholars Charles Murray, Fred Kagan, John Yoo and Michael Strain, teaching about everything from democratic capitalism, to the Constitution, to the Middle East, and more. The application deadline is March 15, 2017.

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UWM UN Summer Program

The University of Milwaukee’s United Nations Summer Seminar is a 6-credit program in Manhattan. Students spend the first week at UW-Milwaukee in an intensive study of international organizations and the United Nations. The Seminar then moves to New York City for four weeks. In New York, students attend regular briefings with member country diplomats and UN organization staff members. The last week is left open for student research. The application deadline is March 1st. 

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Hertog Summer Fellowships

The Hertog Foundation is currently seeking applications from college students for their Summer 2017 fellowships and seminars in Washington, DC. They offer Summer Courses on American Political Thought, Landmark Supreme Court Cases, and Varieties of American Conservatism. In addition, they are once again offering their flagship seminar, the Political Studies Program, a seven-week summer fellowship in the theory and practice of politics for undergraduates and very recent graduates (2016 or 2017).

All of these opportunities come with generous stipends to cover time and expenses.

Details can be found at www.hertogfoundation.org.

The American Enterprise Institute’s Summer Honors Program

The American Enterprise Institute’s Summer Honors Program connects student leaders with the ideas, research and community of AEI, one of America’s preeminent think-tanks. The program is a series of one week, fully-funded educational and professional development sessions that provide students with a unique opportunity to jumpstart their careers alongside a network of peers from around the country. The sessions are focused on seminars led by scholars or policy practitioners, including renowned economists and foreign policy experts. Sessions also include policy briefings, high-level networking opportunities, and site visits in Washington. Continue reading