Women and Congress

2018 Seminar Dates | March 12-16

College women considering careers in policy will learn about the legislative process in Washington, DC and explore hot-button issues on the Hill. This seminar exposes students to a range of professional opportunities in and related to Congress, from lobbying to working on a Senate or House Committee.

Law 13 at US Capitol

Seminar Highlights

Women & Congress Seminar 2016 Agenda

Create a professional network: In five days, students considering a career in policy or politics will learn from women who work on the Hill every day. Speakers include senior to mid-level women professionals, as well as women who are just launching their Washington, DC. careers.

Develop your professional skills: Practice your interview skills, perfect your salary negotiation skills, and review your resume during our various professional development workshops. Cultivate your networking skills at our annual Mentor Awards program, held during our Women and Congress seminar.

Become a leader: Learn about leadership skills, goal-setting, and work-life balance from women who excel in political and policy fields. Make connections with student leaders from across the country who will become your future colleagues in Washington, DC.

Seminar Fees

Seminar Fee:

$425 for Students from PLEN Member Institutions (See if your school is a PLEN Member)

$725 for Students from Non-PLEN Schools

The seminar fee includes the $125.00 non-refundable registration fee and some meals, indicated on the seminar schedule that you will receive. Students are expected to pay for all other additional costs associated with attending the seminar, including travel, housing, and meals outside of the ones indicated.

Housing Costs (optional):

PLEN has negotiated a discount rate with the Carlyle Suites Hotel, located in the Dupont Circle area of Washington, DC. Please do not contact the hotel to make a reservation; PLEN will make the reservation for you.


PLEN scholarships will assist students in funding a portion and/or all of program and registration fees associated with attending the seminar. Student(s) awarded any level of scholarship will be responsible for funding their own transportation, meals and any remaining dues for program and registration fees not covered by the scholarship award. Preference will be given to currently enrolled undergraduate women, but other current students are eligible to apply.

Further questions about the PLEN scholarship can be directed to plen.scholarship@gmail.com.


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