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, the International Monetary Fund, Zimmer Biomet, CQ Roll Call, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Kivvit, 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, Share Our Strength, the U.S.-Japan Council 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 are available in August and due in mid-September.

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