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Brown in Washington Info Session

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Birkelund Board Room

Want to spend a semester in Washington D.C., earning credit for your internship experience while completing a full course load? Come learn more about the fellowship program from program staff and former student participants. 

The priority deadline for applications for the spring semester is October 19th. The final deadline is November 2nd. To apply, please fill out the Brown in Washington online application here.

Can't make this info session? There will be one more on October 3rd.

During this info session, hear from Christian Lansang '19 and Joelle Sherman '19, both participants of the Spring 2018 cohort.

Christian Rome Lansang is a senior at Brown University concentrating in Science & Society with a focus on normative and quantitative decision-making. Interested in the intersections of law, technology and race, Christian hopes to attend law school and critically examine and reform race-related disparities that exist in the context of race and class in the status quo. Currently, he works with Professor Jeffrey Poland researching ethical issues related to the rise of Big Data such as rights to privacy, informed consent, and racism embedded in faulty algorithmic assumptions. He looks forward to furthering this research as well as investigating the rising world of cryptocurrencies during his semester in Washington. He interned at the Brookings Institute - Governance Studies Center for Technology Innovation.

Joelle Sherman is a senior at Brown University concentrating in political science with a focus on American politics. She is interested in political processes and public policy as opportunities for community empowerment. She is particularly passionate about advancing voting rights and equitable representation in government. Joelle has worked to recruit, train and elect Democratic women as a fundraising and development intern at Emerge Massachusetts. She worked on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign as an organizing fellow, finance intern and co-president of Brown Students for Hillary. At Brown, Joelle serves on the Title IX committee, is a member of the Brown Political Review media team and volunteers in Providence high schools with the Sexual Health Advocacy Through Peer Education (SHAPE) program. While in DC, she interned at the Democratic National Committee.

For any questions about the program or application, please feel free to contact us:

Jennifer Romano, Associate Director of Academic Programs: Jennifer_Romano1@brown.edu

Program e-mail: washington@brown.edu

Phone: (401) 863-3638

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Student Events

Previous internship placements include:

  • Office of Senator Elizabeth Warren
  • Embassy of Canada to the U.S.
  • Democratic National Committee
  • Executive Office of the Mayor: My Brother's Keeper Initiative


  • Junior or senior while in the program
  • In good academic standing
  • Open to all concentrations