Applications are open for Fall 2024 & Spring 2025!
Please also send The Washington Semester Program Recommendation Form to two recommenders (one must be a Baylor staff or faculty member)
- Fall 2024 - February 16th, 2024 by 5:00 PM CST
- Spring 2025 - May 1st, 2024 by 5:00 PM CST
*Please be aware that deadlines for some internships in D.C. may pass before the Semester Program deadline. We encourage you to note deadlines for internships such as the State Department, White House, and U.S. Supreme Court and plan accordingly.
- Fall 2024:
- Move-In: August 16th
- Orientation Week: August 19-23rd
- First Day of Internship: August 26th
- Last Day of Program: December 6th
- Spring 2025:
- Move-In: January 17th
- Orientation Week: January 20-24th
- First Day of Internship: January 27th
- Last Day of Program: May 2nd
PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for the Baylor in Washington Semester Program, students must:
- Be a Baylor University undergraduate student of any major
- Be at least a sophomore during intended semester in Washington
- Have a GPA of at least 3.0
- Cover Letter
- The cover letter should clearly communicate why you're interested in this program and how this experience will advance your educational and professional goals. In other words -- "why you?" and "why Washington?" This is your chance to tell us not only what you have done, but why the experiences on your resume make you a good fit for this program. How has your time and experiences at Baylor up to now prepared you to represent Baylor University in Washington, D.C.?
- Two recommendations submitted through this recommendation form
- At least one recommendation must be from a Baylor faculty or staff member
- Degree Audit (Unofficial is acceptable)
- An academic writing sample from your time at Baylor
- Permission to access student conduct records*
*Due to the nature of this program, applicant records maintained by the Student Conduct Administration office are subject to review at any time to ensure that program participants are in good standing with the University. Any past offenses will be considered and program participation will be determined at the discretion of the program directors based on this review. If a student is accepted into the program and the program directors learn of past or new offenses after-the-fact, acceptance into the program and any offered scholarship funds can be revoked, as determined at the discretion of the program directors.
After applying to the program, your submission will be reviewed by our team. If selected for an interview, we will contact you to set up a 3o minute, virtual meeting.