Public Policy and Government Trip

Each fall, during Reading Days, the Williams School takes 20 students to Washington, D.C. for a two-day crash course on careers in public policy and government. The group visits the offices of alumni working for federal agencies, non-profits, lobbying groups, think tanks, congressional offices, corporations and trade associations.

Prior visits have included stops at the Berkeley Research Group, CQ Roll Call, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Planned Parenthood Federation, the McManus Group, Monsanto Company, the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Heritage Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts.

The trip, which is jointly sponsored by the Williams School and Career Development is open to students of all class years and majors. Applications will be available in August and will be due in mid-September.

The 2015 trip will be Oct. 14-16, 2015. The bus departs for D.C. on Wed., Oct. 14 at 6:30 p.m. and arrives back in Lexington on Fri., Oct. 16 at 10 p.m.

Applications are due Friday, Sept. 18 at 5 p.m.

Visit and click on LexLink to apply. Search Job ID 2764.

The program fee is $500. A small number of opportunity grants are available for students who demonstrate financial need. Please contact Dean Beanland before the application deadline if you believe you qualify for an award and wish to be considered.