Hudson Institute Political Studies offers top undergraduates a Summer Fellowship in political theory and practice that broadens and deepens understanding of public policy and American political principles. The Fellowship combines rigorous study of politics and political thought through week-long seminars led by master teachers, policy workshops featuring think tank experts and experienced government officials, and a distinguished speaker series of exemplary figures from public life.
The 2019 Summer Fellowship features seminars that examine Plato’s Republic, Machiavelli’s The Prince, and Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America along with selections from the Bible, Federalist Papers, Lincoln-Douglas Debates, and current scholarship on democratic capitalism and American foreign policy in the Middle East.
Hudson Institute Political Studies is hosted at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and lasts for six weeks. Students participate free of charge, are given complimentary accommodations, and receive a $3,000 stipend.
To apply you will need to fill out basic contact information and provide the following materials:
-Résumé or CV
-Personal Statement in answer to one of the following questions (1,000 words or fewer).
-What book has influenced you most and why?
-What policy area do you think is most important and why?
-Writing Sample (15 pages or fewer)
-Letter of Recommendation
Upon submission of your application, we will request your letter of recommendation directly from your professor or other qualifying individual. It is your responsibility to notify your recommender that we will be requesting the letter. Should your recommender wish to submit his or her letter via email please ask that your letter be e-mailed to Rachel Mackey (email@example.com). Letters are due by February 19, 2019.
The application deadline is February 15, 2019. Applications will be reviewed within three weeks following the deadline. Decisions will be announced by March 11, 2019.
If you have any questions please contact Rachel Mackey (202-974-2424 or firstname.lastname@example.org).