Michigan in Washington Program
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MIW Director, Professor Jenna Bednar, wins 2019 Martha Derthick Best Book Award
Michigan in Washington Opportunity Fund expands access to semester in nation’s capital
What is Michigan in Washington?
The MIW program offers an opportunity each year for 45-50 undergraduates from any major to spend a semester (Fall or Winter) in Washington D.C. Students combine coursework with an internship that reflects their particular area of interest (such as American politics, international studies, history, the arts, public health, economics, the media, the environment, science and technology). The semester in Washington is action packed. Students work four days a week, attend an elective one evening a week and a research course on Friday mornings. They spend their weekends exploring the city and taking in cultural events. Most leave Washington longing to return.
Students are free to pursue internships of their own choosing. They are coached in internship searching strategies as part of a prep class that is taken the semester before going to D.C. Students have interned at the White House, the Smithsonian, Congress, CNN, Greenpeace, CBS, Public Defender’s Service, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, NAACP, The Brookings Institution, American Enterprise Institute, National Defense University, Partnership for Public Service, Center for American Progress, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and many others.
FUNDING is available for this living and learning program.
We strive to support our students and faculty on the front lines of learning and research and to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, MIW needs your support.