Public Policy

Participants will explore how to influence the policy issues they are passionate about and learn the range of professional opportunities and skills required to be successful. Over the course of the seminar, students will network and learn from leaders on Capitol Hill, the executive branch, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private corporations.

All participants are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two doses of Pfizer or Moderna's vaccine and a booster or one dose of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine and a booster) and be masked when indoors during the Public Policy seminar. Please note that these COVID-19 requirements are subject to change. 

dates and deadlines

Seminar Dates: January 8-12, 2024
Scholarship Deadline:
December 7, 2023
Registration Deadline:
December 19, 2023

Seminar highlights


Build your professional network by learning how to effectively maintain professional relationships while connecting with leaders in Washington, DC and in your seminar cohort.


Learn directly from leaders about their recipes for success and return to campus with a better knowledge of available career paths to empower other students on your campus.


Contextualize the knowledge you're gaining in the university classroom, and learn how you can use it in a wide variety of meaningful policy careers after you graduate.

SEMINAR information

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Seminar tuition$625.00$775.00$925.00
Chaperone tuition$125.00$125.00$250.00

The seminar fee includes a $250.00 non-refundable registration fee.

Seminar scholarships

Are you interested in applying for a scholarship to fund your seminar tuition? Check out our Scholarship Application steps to make sure your application is not only completed on time, but also stands out from the crowd!


Ready to attend the seminar?  If you attend a member institution, please contact your member representative for registration instructions.

hotel information

PLEN has partnered with the Residence Inn Washington, DC Downtown for the Public Policy seminar.

1199 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005

You will have the option to select between a triple, double, or single room. The hotel check-in time is 4:00 pm EST on January 8 and the checkout time will be 12:00 pm EST on January 13.

 Triple RoomDouble RoomSingle Room
Total Cost 5 Nights$600$900$1800