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Washington Leadership Program

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs offers the Washington Leadership Program each fall and spring semester in Washington, D.C. This program consists of two seminar courses (each worth 3 credit hours) and an internship (6 credit hours). Students complete internships by working four days per week in an assigned congressional office, public interest group, federal agency, or nonprofit organization.

Students reside and attend classes in Washington, D.C. Tuition is based on the regular fees for Indiana University, plus any special program charges. Students in the program remain eligible for any scholarships or financial aid they would normally receive as Indiana University students. Interested students should contact the SPEA undergraduate advisor or program director.

Indiana Leadership Seminar

The Indiana Leadership Seminar offers honors students a chance to participate in a year-long course consisting of projects and specialized experiences with a local government or agency. The focus is to develop professional skills and provide networking opportunities for future career connections as students apply classroom theory to real-world activities. The Indiana Leadership Seminar has a strong tradition of helping students become superior candidates for both public and private sector jobs.