Hudson Institute Political Studies

Political Studies Summer Fellowship in the Theory and Practice of Politics


Hudson Institute Political Studies offers top undergraduates and recent graduates a Summer Fellowship in political theory and practice that broadens and deepens the understanding of public policy and American political principles. The Fellowship combines rigorous study of politics and political thought through week-long seminars led by master teachers, policy workshops featuring think tank experts and experienced government officials, and a distinguished speaker series of exemplary figures from public life. Seminars examine Plato’s Republic, Machiavelli’s The Prince, and Shakespeare’s The Tempest, along with selections from the Federalist Papers, the speeches of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglassand current scholarship on American foreign policy.

Hosted in Washington, DC, the 2023 Fellowship begins June 18 and concludes July 29. Students participate free of charge, are given complimentary accommodations, and receive a $3,000 stipend.

You can find further information, including a general syllabus and on-line application information here.

Applications are due March 6 and recommendations are due March 9.