The Washington Center
 

 

 

 

 

3 Program Components:

  • Internship: Choose among many in several areas including: Politics & Public Policy; Advocacy, Service, and the Arts; International Affairs; Media & Communications, Law and Criminal Justice
  • Academic Course: Choose from courses in several areas including: American Politics and Public Policy; International Affairs and Foreign Policy; Law and Criminal Justice; Leadership; Communications
  • The Leadership Forum: Speakers’ Series; Small Group Sessions, Civic Engagement Project; Public Policy Dialogues on Capitol Hill, Professional Development Portfolio

 

​PSC credits - 15 hours in fall or spring; 12 hours in summer divided as follows: 

  • Fall and Spring Semesters - 9 hours of PSC 395 (internship), 6 hours of PSC 390 (independent study) - 3 hours for academic course requirement and 3 hours for Leadership Forum;
  • Summer Semester - 6 hours of PSC 395, 6 hours of PSC 390 as above

 

Housing & Expenses

Washington Center Housing:

Residential and Academic Facility near Capitol Hill; apartments in northern Virginia and suburban Maryland (all close to public transportation) ​

Expenses for Summer 2014 :
(based on CMU tuition for 12 hours plus housing and other expenses)

TWC: $11,830                CMU: $7,614*              difference = $4,216

Two $1,000 scholarships to be awarded by CMU Political Science Department, financial aid available through TWC; regular financial aid usually able to be applied to TWC costs
*= based on 2013/2014 tuition rates

Expenses for Fall 2014:

(based on CMU tuition for 15 hours plus housing and other expenses)

TWC: $15,035                CMU: $10,230*              difference = $4,805

Two scholarships to be awarded by CMU Political Science Department to help cover the difference; financial aid available through TWC; regular financial aid usually able to be applied to TWC costs
* = based on 2013/2014 tuition rates

 

Criteria for Eligibility:

  • Political Science and affiliated majors (e.g., Environmental Studies)
  • Junior-senior status
  • 3.0 overall GPA 

 

Applications & Deadlines:

Application materials include: resume, writing sample, statement of interest, transcript, two letters of recommendation. Apply online at www.twc.edu

Summer 2014

CMU application deadline for TWC Priority Deadline* Summer 2014: February 12, 2014

CMU application deadline for Regular Deadline Summer 2014: March 5, 2014

* Priority Deadline: In order to be included in the first round of consideration for TWC financial assistance.

Fall 2014

CMU application deadline for TWC Priority Deadline* Fall 2014: April 30, 2014

CMU application deadline for Regular Deadline Fall 2014: June 4, 2014

* Priority Deadline: In order to be included in the first round of consideration for TWC financial assistance.  

TWC Summer 2014 Important Dates:

Check-in:  May 28, 2014

Orientation:  May 29, 2014

Internships begins:  June 2, 2014

Internship ends:  August 8, 2014

Check-out:  August 9, 2014

 

CMU TWC Alumni and Placement Location:

Summer 2014

James Willard

Rebecca Milhouse

Bryan Igwe

Spring 2014

Katie Conley, Lobbying Firm Whitmer & Worrall

Michael Jacques, Arthritis Foundation

Fall 2013

Ryan Shaver, United States Marshals Service

Nathan Wiebenga, Lobbying Firm Tech America

Summer 2013

Matthew Brown, Ameson Education and Cultural Exchange Foundation

Joy Johnson, Washington Strategic Consulting

Spring 2013

Sean Martinez, North East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies

Zachary Gostlin, Rock Creek Nature Center and Planetarium

 

Contact Information: 

For more information, please contact Dr. Joyce Baugh (989) 774-3475, baugh1ja@cmich.edu or Dr. Sharon Kukla-Acevedo, kukla1sa@cmich.edu.

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