In 2018, The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement awarded three D.C. Experience Scholarships to Drake University undergraduates who are interning in Washington, D.C. this summer.

The scholarship, which is reserved for students who demonstrate financial need, was established by former Harkin staffers who understand the importance of having a diverse workforce on Capitol Hill. However, internship experience is often necessary to obtain coveted positions in Washington. Many of these internships pay very little or nothing at all, which can put these important experiences out of reach for many students without additional help. The D.C. Experience Scholarship helps cover the costs of housing for the summer and travel to and from D.C.

This year’s recipients include:

  • Wyatt Anderson, who is participating in the Leadership and the American Presidency Program and interning for Junior States of America
  • Anna Gabalski, who is interning for Congressman Dave Loebsack
  • Lauren Goetze, who is interning for the Peace Corps

Each scholarship recipient will be providing bi-weekly updates on their experiences in Washington, D.C. Follow along here.

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