NAPLP students Keisha Worley, Jah Boone, Chelsea Francis and Mattie Tomeo-Palmanteer will take classes and complete Washington internships.

Steps Ahead

Check out this article  Steps Ahead, in the link above, about our Native American Political Leadership Program by Laura Donnelly-Smith that was featured in GW Today recently.


This past Monday, our summer semester students participated in orientation and had the chance to dine with fellow SIW Alumni at Tonic for our Alumni lunch. We have an excellent class of 13 students this summer, interning in a variety of offices including but not limited to Bulldog Finance, the American Association for Justice, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Department of Transportation.

One of our students was honored with an Alumni Scholarship, Natalija Dobras from Texas Tech University. She aspires to go to law school and learn more about international policy. She came to D.C. with a “can-do” attitude, and we are excited to see how she makes the most of her summer in the capitol!

From Left to Right, Alumni Benjamin Walsh c/o 2005, Alumni Grace Cale c/o 2011, Alumni Scholarship Recipient Natalija Dobras and Alumni Frank Woodruff c/o 2004 at the Summer 2012 Alumni Lunch.

AAIA Scholarship Opportunities

Check out some scholarship opportunities from the Association on American Indian Affairs.

What is the Clinton Global Initiative?

“The mission of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) is to inspire, connect, and empower a community of global leaders to forge solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

By fostering partnerships, providing strategic advice, and driving resources toward effective ideas, CGI helps its members – organizations from the private sector, public sector, and civil society – maximize their efforts to alleviate poverty, create a cleaner environment, and increase access to health care and education.

Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. To date CGI members have made more than 2,100 commitments, which are already improving the lives of nearly 400 million people in more than 180 countries. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued at $69.2 billion.

CGI’s Annual Meeting is held each September in New York City. CGI also convenes CGI America, a meeting devoted to economic recovery and job creation in the United States, and CGI University (CGI U), which hosts an annual meeting for undergraduate and graduate students. The 2012 CGI U will be hosted by the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.”

Two of our very own students at GW this semester, Stephen Printup and Kendall McCoy have been accepted to attend this years CGIU. We are honored and privileged to have our program represented, and are even more excited for the potential and perspectives our students bring to the table. Congrats Stephen & Kendall!

We look forward to hearing and learning from their experiences at the conference.

This January we have welcomed a new class of SIWP students from around the nation. We have students interning on the hill, in different federal agencies, think tanks, lobbyist firms as well as national organizations. With a group of 44 students, this is going to be a semester to remember!

DCCC Campaign Manager Happy Hour


  Cap Lounge

(Basement Lounge)

231 Pennsylvania Ave SE


Wednesday, July 20th

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Beverages provided


Please RSVP to Jerah Smith by July 18th
jsmith@dccc.org or 202-478-9497


Check out the interview Greg Lebel, Director of  SIWP did on State of Belief about the Republican Presidential Election!


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