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Politics & Public Policy

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This track provides students with insight into the work that Congress, congressional committees, political party organizations, campaigns, interest groups, nonprofit organizations and lobbying firms are doing. Students are placed squarely in the arena of political action where they will have opportunities to examine such critical issues as national defense, homeland security, tax policy, Social Security and health care. Participants will interact with policy makers and other influential figures and will get a unique look at how Washington works.

Past Programming Activities

• Democratic National Committee
• Republican National Committee
• Association of Government Relations Professionals
• The Cato Institute
• Heritage Foundation

Student Testimonial

Pedro Gutierrez

“The Politics & Public Policy track helped me narrow my focus as I consider a career in politics. It also allowed me to meet professionals in the field, helping me build a network in D.C.”

-Pedro Gutierrez, Intern with District of Columbia Office of the Attorney General, University of Iowa, Spring 2016

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