Summer Policy Institute
Connecting WV’s Future Leaders to Policy Work & Networks
The Summer Policy Institute will bring together highly-qualified undergraduate and graduate students for a three-day learning experience, where participants are given an opportunity to become better informed about vital West Virginia specific policy issues, network with fellow students and leaders, and prepare for their future studies and work in policy-related fields. The Institute is hosted by the staff of the WV Center on Budget and Policy and Marshall University.
The West Virginia 2018 Summer Policy Institute (SPI) will be held at the Marshall University campus in Huntington, WV on July 27-29, 2018.
Application opens April 1, closes June 15, 2018.
Who can participate? SPI is open to any undergraduate or graduate student at a West Virginia college or university, or graduate from a West Virginia high school, who has completed a minimum of 24 hours of college credit. VISTA Volunteers in West Virginia are also eligible to apply. SPI participants are chosen by a competitive application process aimed at selecting students with strong academic training, diverse experiences, and a clear interest in the study and practice of public policy. Particular emphasis is given to selecting a class of participants from a range of educational institutions, fields of study, and geographic and cultural backgrounds. Interested students in all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply.
There is no cost to attend.