MHC Semester in D.C. Application

Fall 2019

Eligibility: Students who will be seniors at the start of the program in fall 2019 are eligible to apply.

The following materials must be submitted by Monday, February 25, 2019.   

Complete the following before beginning this application:

  • Update your resume, including your GPA. Save the document in .pdf format.
  • Ask a faculty member to submit the Faculty Reference and Major Approval Form. Your faculty reference must confirm that you have discussed your academic plans and that it should be possible for you to complete the major and all other requirements upon your return to graduate on schedule, and attest to your preparedness to complete a rigorous semester of student in UCDC.
  • If you are a double major, ask the faculty advisor of your second major to submit the Double Major Approval Form
  • Choose a writing sample: a paper that demonstrates critical thinking and analysis. Save the document in .pdf format.
  • Write a sample cover letter to an organization in Washington, D.C. indicating that you would be interested in applying to for an internship.  Save the document in .pdf format.
  • Send your transcript directly to Janet Lansberry, Associate Director, Weissman Center for Leadership Director, Leadership and Public Service at


This is a multi-part form.  Please open and complete each section.