Apply for the Washington Semester Program
We are now accepting applications for the Spring 2022 semester. See below for additional details.
UPCOMING DEADLINES - UPDATED
- Spring 2022 - October 1, 2021 by 5:00 PM
- Fall 2022 - January 31, 2022 by 5:00 PM
*Please be aware that deadlines for some internships in D.C. may pass before the Semester Program deadline. We encourage you to note deadlines for internships such as the State Department, White House, and U.S. Supreme Court and plan accordingly.
PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for the Baylor in Washington Semester Program, students must:
- Be a Baylor University undergraduate student
- Be entering at least their sophomore year during their intended semester in Washington
- Have a GPA of at least 3.0
*Baylor undergraduate students from all majors are eligible to apply for the Program!
- Online application form (link below)
- Cover Letter
- The cover letter should clearly communicate why you're interested in this program and how this experience will advance your educational and professional goals. In other words--"why you?" and "why Washington?" This is your chance to tell us not only what you have done, but why the experiences on your resume make you a good fit for this program. How has your time and experiences at Baylor up to now prepared you to represent Baylor University in Washington, D.C.?
- Two recommendations submitted through this recommendation form
- At least one recommendation must be from a Baylor faculty member
- Degree Audit (Unofficial is acceptable)
- Permission to access student conduct records*
*Due to the nature of this program, applicant records maintained by the Student Conduct Administration office are subject to review at any time to ensure that program participants are in good standing with the University. Any past offenses will be considered and program participation will be determined at the discretion of the program directors based on this review. If a student is accepted into the program and the program directors learn of past or new offenses after-the-fact, acceptance into the program and any offered scholarship funds can be revoked, as determined at the discretion of the program directors.
All applications will be reviewed for approval by the Baylor in Washington Semester Program Committee, which consists of the following individuals:
- Dr. David Corey, Professor of Political Science in the Honors Program, Assistant Director of Baylor in Washington
- Dr. Matthew Lee Anderson, Assistant Director of Baylor in Washington, Postdoctoral Research Associate with Baylor's ISR
- Dr. Dave Bridge, Associate Professor of Political Science and Undergraduate Program Director
- Dr. Ivy Hamerly, Senior Lecturer of Political Science and Director of International Studies
- Dr. Andrew Hogue, Senior Lecturer & Director of the Philanthropy and Public Service Program
- Mollie Moore, Director of Programming and Development for Baylor in Washington
- Nate Mills, Assistant Director of Operations for Baylor in Washington
- Natalie Terry, Senior Academic Advisor