Washington Program

CMC has a special relationship to Washington. As a college with a strong emphasis on public affairs and service, it is only fitting that for over three decades CMC has been sending its best and brightest to the nation's capital.

Washington Program Students
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CMC's program is rooted in a full-time internship and a serious discussion of contemporary political issues. The former allows students to become a substantive part of a work environment while the latter, through two seminar classes and a directed research project, creates a coherent intellectual framework for the entire program.

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Graduates of this program have been among Claremont's finest, distinguished at graduation by such high honors as a Truman Fellowship or Rotary Scholarship and acceptance into leading graduate and law programs. Program alumni have attended graduate or professional school at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, Duke, Berkeley and Columbia, while others have returned to Washington to begin careers in government and related fields.

The CMC Washington Program is located in the heart of Washington, between Dupont Circle and the White House. It is administered by Dr. Elizabeth Spalding, who serves as faculty along with Dr. John Haskell and Dr. Adam Wolfson.

All students should refer to Professor Pitney's web page for information about internships and housing: http://www.cmc.edu/pages/faculty/JPitney/intern.html

Note: Student Experience IconClaremont McKenna College may be obliged to alter or eliminate programs described without prior notice. Dates, courses, and costs, both for on-campus services and for programs in Washington, may change without prior notification.


List of internships Washington Program students have recently completed.

Washington Program Alumni

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