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D.C. Summer Institutes

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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 an internship at a related D.C. 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.

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Summer 2024 D.C. Summer Institutes included:
  • Representation in American Democracy
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Authentic Leadership
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, D.C. area firsthand.  Participating fellows are assisted in finding an internship and provided extensive counseling on how to succeed in that internship. Learn more about the Institutes.

Program Dates for 2024
  • Spring course (Williamsburg)
    • To be announced, schedules will vary by track
  • Speaker/site-visit course (D.C.)
    • May 20-May 31, 2024
  • Internship course (D.C.)
    • June 3-August 9, 2024
  • Housing dates (for those living in W&M-sponsored housing):
    • Move-in: May 18, 2024
    • Move-out: August 10, 2024

[[dcsi, Email us]] or call (202) 836-8610 to speak to someone in the William & Mary Washington Center about the D.C. Summer Institutes.