Applications are open for the South Carolina Washington Program

Applications are now open for next spring’s South Carolina Washington Semester Program (WSP). The program gives students in universities and colleges across the state of South Carolina the opportunity to spend a semester working and taking classes in Washington D.C., gaining valuable experience while earning academic credit toward their degrees. Washington Semester Program students get firsthand experience with the political process, obtaining skills that will help prepare them for careers in virtually any sphere. Recent seminars have featured meetings with White House personnel, the Deputy Attorney General, cabinet secretaries, senior TV network correspondents, lobbyists, embassy officials and other national leaders.

The application is due by 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 19, 2021. Click below to learn more about the application timeline and upcoming info sessions where you can learn more about the program.

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Recruiting Timeline

I am pleased to announce we are now recruiting applicants for the Spring 2022 South Carolina Washington Semester Program.  For general program information, please click here and see below for important dates.

Application Deadline
Sunday, September 19 by 11:00 p.m. E.S.T.

Virtual Interviews
Sunday, September 26 (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
*Selected candidates only

Virtual Orientation
Sunday, October 3 (9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
*Selected candidates only

Information Sessions

Virtual information sessions for students will be offered in August/September (see schedule below).  Sessions are open to all undergraduate students enrolled in a South Carolina college/university so that they may learn about the program and how to apply.  Students can email elbery@sc.edu to request the link to join.

  • Tuesday, August 24 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 27 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Monday, August 30 at 12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 1 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, September 3 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, September 9 at 11:00 a.m.

Our Spring 2021 cohort will be returning to their home campuses soon and may be offering a time to conduct an in person information session at your institution.  

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