Hudson Institute Political Studies offers top undergraduates a Summer Fellowship in political theory and practice that broadens and deepens 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.
The 2022 Summer Fellowship features seminars that examine Plato’s Republic, Machiavelli’s The Prince, and Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America along with selections from the Federalist Papers, speeches of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, and current scholarship on American public policy. Policy studies will include examinations of American foreign policy in the Middle East and the Asia Pacific, Transatlantic relations, technology regulation, and criminal justice reform.
Hudson Institute Political Studies is hosted in Washington, DC, and lasts for six weeks. Students participate free of charge, are given complimentary accommodations, and receive a $3,000 stipend.
All admitted fellows are expected to attend all seminars (every weekday 9-12), participate in policy workshops, (once per week), attend distinguished speaker series (several afternoons per week), do readings and write weekly papers.
Applicants do not need to be political science majors, but should have a sincere interest in politics, political thought and public policy, be willing to work hard and be willing to read, write and participate in class seminars and workshops.