The Washington Semester Program (WSP) offers South Carolina college students the opportunity to spend a semester working and taking classes in Washington D.C., gaining valuable experience while earning academic credit toward their degrees.
The opportunity: Live/Learn/Work. Students live in a historic Capital Hill neighborhood, explore the city through group excursions, all while taking 15 credit hours.
- 9 credit hours are applied towards a full-time internship in congressional, executive, judicial or private sector offices, which can be applied towards your Honors Immersed requirement.
Great fit for: Many CofC Honors students have participated and thrived in this program over the years, with backgrounds ranging from political science to economics to international studies to public health. Participants get firsthand experience with the political process, obtaining skills that will help prepare them for careers in virtually any sphere.
Scholarships available: The program allocates support for students who demonstrate financial need and awards over $10,000 each year in scholarships.
- Learn more: the Program will offer multiple virtual info sessions over the coming weeks. Sign up here.
How to apply: Personal statement + resume + transcript + LOR by Sunday, September 17, followed by virtual interviews for finalists the following Sunday. Access the application instructions here.