Women in Global Policy

2018 Seminar Dates | Monday May 14 – Friday May 18
Scholarship Application EXTENDED Deadline | April 5, 2018
Registration EXTENDED Deadline | April 20, 2018

Start your international policy career by connecting with women whose work has a global impact.


2017 Seminar Photos •  2017 Seminar Agenda •  Student Experiences

Dive into international policy issues: Participate in sessions where you will learn issue-specific information about an array of international policy issues from women professionals working in the field. Learn how to break into a policy career in these fields and get advice on which post-graduate degree may help you achieve your career goals.

Expand your network: Seminar speakers are Congressional leaders; diplomats; State Department leaders; officials in international organizations; think-tank researchers; and corporate and nonprofit advocates. Visit their offices to see where policies are made and ask questions about their daily work and career paths. Attend our annual Women in Global Policy Networking Reception to build your foreign policy network.

Develop your professional skills: Edit your résumé to land your first job or internship with the advice of a professional. Learn how to maintain the connections that you make during the seminar and how to negotiate your salary from a career coach.

Seminar Registration & Preparation

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Ready to attend the seminar?  Check out the student portal for important resources and necessary documents to fill out and submit before you arrive in D.C.

Seminar Fees

$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):

$495 for a triple room
$727.50 for a double room

PLEN has negotiated a discount rate with the Kimpton Carlyle Hotel in Washington, D.C. Please do not contact the hotel to make a reservation; PLEN will make the reservation for you.


The Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) provides need-based financial aid scholarships for outstanding students interested in attending any seminar.  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.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  Learn more about applying for a scholarship here.

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


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