Applications Open for Spring 2017 Keith Sherin Global Leaders Semester in DC Program!

Applications Open for Spring 2017 Keith Sherin Global Leaders Semester in DC Program

An exciting Capitol Hill internship/semester in Washington, D.C. is available to an outstanding TRIO SSS or McNair student for the spring 2017 semester.

Sponsored by the Council’s Keith Sherin Global Leaders Scholarship Fund and hosted by Marquette University’s Les Aspin Center for Government, highly-motivated TRIO students (with at least a 3.0 GPA who have reached the sophomore, junior or senior year of college) will be eligible to spend a semester working in a Congressional office and learning about the political process.  One student per semester will be selected for the program, which runs from January 15 to May 5, 2017.

The internship-scholarship covers tuition, fees, and housing for the semester program, which provides up to 18 credit hours. COE will also provide a modest food and transportation allowance as needed.  Students are expected to transfer their financial aid wherever possible.

“This presents a tremendous opportunity for exceptional TRIO students to live, learn, and be part of government in Washington,” said COE President Maureen Hoyler. “Our program combines the adventure of working in the Capitol for a member of Congress with a strong educational experience at the Les Aspin Center,” she said. “I urge students who care deeply about policymaking and the political process to apply.”

The deadline for applications for the spring 2017 semester is Tuesday, November 15, 2016.    For more information, please view the video at or visit Contact Holly Hexter at for an application.

Participating students will take courses at the Les Aspin Center on Mondays and Thursdays, and spend Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays working on Capitol Hill. For course information, visit

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