Washington DC Summer Study Program - Summer 2008

  • Bibi Abdalla, a junior political science major from St. Paul, Minn., interned at the office of Representative Keith Ellison (D, Minn.);
  • Laura Johnson, a junior political science major from Minnetonka, Minn., interned at the offices of David Turch and Associates, a government relations firm which provides strategic planning, legislative goal setting, and political analysis;
  • Kristina Nesse, a junior political science and economics double major from Albert Lea, Minn., interned at the office of Senator Amy Klobuchar (D, Minn.);
  • Jessica Vining, a senior political science and philosophy double major from Troutdale, Oregon, interned at the offices of Dutko Worldwide, a government affairs strategy firm;
  • Erik R. Anderson, a junior political science major from Eden Prairie, Minn., interned at the office of Representative Keith Ellison (D, Minn.);
  • Colin Blair, a sophomore political science and prelaw major from Anchorage, Alaska, interned at the offices of the Americans for Tax Reform;
  • Barry Griffin, a junior political science major from Nassau, Bahamas, interned at the offices of Caribbean-Central American Action, an organization working to promote economic development in the Caribbean and Central America;
  • Brad Hagemeier, a senior political science and economics double major from Eden Valley, Minn., interned with the Agriculture Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives;
  • Jacob Haider, a junior political science and history double major from Forest Lake, Minn, interned at the office of Senator Norm Coleman (R, Minn.);
  • Daniel Haller, a junior political science and peace studies double major from Albertville, Minn., interned at the D.C. Public Defender's office;
  • Jeffrey Schnobrich, a junior political science major from New Ulm, Minn, interned at the Transportation Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives;
  • Boris Sekulic, a junior political science major from Bosnia and Herzegovina, interned at the Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina;
  • Sean Suter, a sophomore political science major from Rochester, Minn, interned at the office of Senator Barack Obama (D, Ill)

Washington D.C. Program

The Washington D.C. Summer Study Program is an 8-credit learning community program.

In addition to working in Washington D.C., participants are expected to learn about the sites where other program participants are working, to participate in orientation meetings, seminars, and workshops, as assigned throughout the year and through the summer.

Students live in community in furnished apartments near the Metro and experience life as a urban professional.