DCSI fellows earn 7 W&M credits through this academic program, composed of an accelerated course that involves networking with experts and alums through guest lectures and site visits—and working in a guaranteed internship at a related DC institution.
Institute topics are decided by the Departments and Schools that offer them. It is possible that they will change or that other topics will be offered in addition to these in future summers.
Summer 2021 DC Summer Institutes will include
- American Politics Institute
- Leadership and Community Engagement Institute
- Online Citizenship Institute (COLL 300)
Who can apply?
The Institutes are open to all undergraduate students! Institute fellows engage in classroom and hands-on learning while experiencing the dynamic institutions of
the Washington, DC area firsthand. Participating fellows are guaranteed an internship and provided extensive counseling on how to succeed in that internship. Learn more about the Institutes.
- Spring course (Williamsburg)
- Varies by institute
- Speaker/site-visit course (D.C.)
- May 24- June 4
- Internship course (D.C.)
- June 7- August 13
- Housing dates (for those living in W&M-sponsored housing):
- Move in: May 22
- Move out: August 14
[[dcsi, Email us]] or call (202) 836-8610 to speak to someone in the William & Mary Washington Center about the DC Summer Institutes.