|Dickinson Semester in
operated in partnership with
The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
The Dickinson Semester
in Washington provides students with the opportunity to earn
during a semester of experiential immersion in our nation’s
capital. Students earn credit in three ways:
letter graded credit for the independent study project they complete
a Dickinson faculty member, and that letter grade factors into the
GPA. (Letter grades from the internship and academic seminar are
reported on the transcript, but are not calculated in the GPA.)
|• Internship: Students work at
their internship sties four-and-a-half
days a week (two credits during the academic year; 1
credit during the
• Academic seminar: Students
earn a credit by taking an academic seminar course
one night a week (1 credit); and,
• Independent study project: Students also earn credit by completing an independent
study project with a Dickinson faculty member (1 credit).
Dickinson Semester in Washington
is conducted in partnership with The
Center for Internships and Seminars. Since its inception
The Washington Center (TWC) has provided over 24,000 students with
participatory learning experiences in and around Washington, D.C.
TWC’s experiential learning components and Dickinson’s academically
structure work together to provide students with the opportunity to
and explore various career paths while sampling the intellectual and
diversity of our nation’s capital. The Dickinson Semester in Washington
integrates seamlessly with a well-rounded Dickinson education that is
to promote future success -- and leadership --in the public, private
nonprofit sectors of society.
more information, contact:
Jim Hoefler, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Policy Studies Program
Department of Political Science
Carlisle, PA 17013
Fax: (717) 245-1479
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Lee Tankle ('10) with former House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt (D-MO) in spring 2009.
Policy Studies majors interning with The Washington Center during the spring of 2008 recenlty attended the Former Members Dinner honoring former women in Congress at the Ritz Carlton. Students were excited to meet one of the honorees -- Nancy Johnson (R-CT) -- who had spoken with the Policy Studies Foundations class by conference call about drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the spring of 2007. From left to right: Matt Stark (Policy Management ’09; interning with the Coalition for Government Procurement), Teresa Matthews (Law & Policy ’09; interning with The Downey McGrath Group), Nancy Johnson, and Nell Etheredge (Law & Policy ’09; interning with the Federal Relations Office of Governor Deval Patrick (D-MA)).
Lindsay Johnson (2nd from left) at the annual
meeting of the National
Association of Conservatin Districts (Houston, 1/06) with Chuck Levall
(middle), the pianist from the Rolling Stones and a conservationist
TWC Intern Morgan Kelly
'06) on the set with John
Walsh. Morgan interned with America's
Most Wanted during the summer of '05.
TWC Intern Alaina Young
poses with Laura Cordero, Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney for
External Affairs at the Department of Justice (fall '04).
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