Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Brown in Washington

The Brown in Washington Program offers students a semester in Washington, D.C. during their junior or senior year, interning with public and nonprofit sector agencies and completing coursework that complements their internship placements. The program is the product of a partnership between the Swearer Center and the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs.

Structure

The Brown in Washington, D.C. fellowship program offers students a semester in Washington, D.C. during their junior or senior year, interning with public and nonprofit sector agencies and completing coursework complementing their internship placement.

Academic Requirements: Students will enroll in 3 or 4 Brown University courses and complete a minimum of 12 credit hours during the semester in D.C., including a practicum and reflection seminar.​

  • PLCY 1823: “Brown in Washington, D.C. Practicum”: 25-hours/week internship placement, S/NC only

  • ​PLCY 1822: “Brown in Washington, D.C. Reflection Seminar”,  S/NC only

  • Spring 2017 Policy Seminar: PLCY 1821 “Bilateral and Multilateral Policy and Diplomacy”,  S/NC or Grade

  • Optional: Independent study (4-credit) - S/NC or Grade


Eligibility/Timeline

  • Junior or senior in good academic standing (open to all concentrations)

  • ​Intro Public Policy (PLCY 0100) or equivalent offering from other departments​

  • Completed a year on campus prior to the program


Apply

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until all slots are filled (or until the third week of October). If you are applying for the Spring 2018 semester, you will be notified no later than November 3, 2017


Contact

Jennifer Romano, Academic Program Consultant, Jennifer_Romano1@brown.edu

Georgina Manok,  Program Manager, Research & Assessment, Georgina_Manok@brown.edu

Program email, brown-in-washington-dc@brown.edu, or phone, (401) 863-3638


Upcoming Information Sessions

Thursday, October 12

Monday, October 16