Washington Seminar 2024, deadline extended to March 15

Washington Seminar

See government up close and personal with this unique summer program in Madison and Washington.

Interested in learning what makes state and national government tick? Apply for the Washington Seminar, a 3-week study away program and unique opportunity to see public policy first-hand in Madison and Washington, D.C.

The Washington Seminar, led by UW faculty, provides an insider’s perspective on  policy-making and access to congressional and executive leaders, lobbyists, and other policy influencers. This program is a unique opportunity for students thinking about an internship or career in Washington, D.C.

Earn College Credit

Students from all majors are invited to take this hands-on course exploring areas such as the environment, energy, health, the economy, and social justice issues. Students will earn three credits through UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha that are easily transferable throughout the Universities of Wisconsin.

Deadline extended to March 15

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Program Details

  • Meet face-to-face in Madison and Washington, D.C. May 28 – June 15, 2024
  • Course fee of $3,330 includes tuition, airfare, housing, Metro pass, and one daily meal
  • Scholarships available
  • Led by Universities of Wisconsin faculty
  • Deadline to apply: March 15, 2024

Want more information? Contact us at info@wipps.org!

See detailed overview, student feedback from previous Washington Seminars by clicking on the corresponding year below:


View the full 2024 Washington Seminar flyer

Washington Seminar Scholarship

WIPPS raises scholarship money each year for Washington Seminar students.  Our goal is to help students with financial need to have the opportunity to interact with policy makers in Madison and Washington.

For more information about available scholarships, please contact us here.

To donate to the Washington Seminar scholarship fund, click here.

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