“If you are considering a career in public service, then this is the place you need to be.”
“I felt challenged (in a good way!) and forced out of my comfort zone.”
“SPS provides its participants with the opportunity to create a network of smart, interesting people with whom they can connect, even a decade later.”
“SPS forced me to re‑examine my beliefs and reasoning and pushed me to be open-minded.”
“I can take the things I learned here back to my community and help them.”
You’ll meet 45 other students from around the country and the world who are as engaged and curious as you are. Working with students with many different perspectives will open your eyes to new ways of looking at the world.
You’ll hear from speakers who have pursued a broad range of careers in public service and learn how they got where they are.
SPS will give you confidence to pursue your own passions in public policy. Through SPS, you’ll also gain a network of alumni who may be able to help you find and follow your dream job.
Where else could you have the opportunity to talk to ambassadors at their embassies, attend tapings of news shows, hear from presidential candidates live and in person, and tour the Capitol building and the Senate floor with a Senator?