Washington Semester Program
The Washington Semester Program is offered by Siena College in a cooperative arrangement with American University. The Program includes special seminars conducted by prominent Washington decision-makers, a research tutorial consisting of working with a mentor to produce a research paper or alternatively (depending on the specific track) a regular course offered by American University, and an internship experience, which could include an assignment to a congressional committee or office, an executive branch agency, an interest group association, a think tank, a private company or firm or to a media group. Area tracks include programs in:
Depending on the program selected, students accepted into the Washington Semester will receive 15 or 16 credits toward graduation.
All interested students should contact Dr. Leon Halpert, Department of Political Science, Siena Hall, Room 425 for more information and an application form. (Phone: 2373 or E-mail: Halpert@Siena.edu)
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