WASHINGTON PROGRAM: Selection Process
The selection committee takes into consideration academic preparation, writing and analytical skills, maturity and ability to succeed on The Washington Program. The committee considers applicants’ academic records, resumes, and faculty letters of recommendation. Most importantly, the committee conducts a professional interview with each applicant, where students are expected to address their goals for The Washington Program, and demonstrate that they have the maturity and organizational skills needed to live independently while they commute to work in a full-time in a professional setting, as well as pursue rigorous evening coursework. Applicants should be able to show that they have researched several organizations at which they would like to intern, and that they have a working knowledge of what sort of work they will complete during their internship. Following this professional interview, students receive prompt notice of the selection committee’s decision.