Political Science

Day On the Hill

Day on the Hill

Tours of the Secret Service, State Department, Heritage Foundation, Washington Post. Lunch at Bullfeathers with HWS alums. Panels with members from House and Senate offices, the United Nations Foundation, Daimler AG, RAINN.

Each January, the Day on the Hill program takes students inside governmental organizations, non-profits, NGOs and other Washington, D.C. institutions for three days of experiential insight into politics, policy and more. In conjunction with the Office of Career Services, Associate Professor DeWayne Lucas and Professor Iva Deutchman, both of the Political Science Department, select 15 – 20 students to participate in the yearly excursion.

Students attend talks by politicians and alums who work on the Hill, discover what it takes to get a job in the nation’s capital, and discuss the day-to-day routine of D.C. life. Students get to meet alums and members of Congress, to tour government and private facilities such as the FBI and Secret Service, and to visit organizations like the Washington Post and the Ripon Society. Additionally, students have a unique opportunity to network with alums and learn about internship and job opportunities.

The 2017 Day on the Hill took place January 11 - 13.

See the 2017 Day on the Hill itinerary.


Photo features 2017 Day on the Hill Program participants.



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