Offering exceptional students a unique learning experience focused on the serious study of politics.

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Do you know an exceptional student or young professional who is interested in politics, foreign policy political philosophy, or American government? Nominate a candidate now.

Policy Certificate Program

For Early Career Professionals

Location: Washington D.C.
Fully funded
Certificate awarded upon completion

Summer Fellowship Program

For Undergraduates

Location: Washington D.C.

Stipend: $3,000 and complimentary housing

Hudson Institute Political Studies offers an education in political theory and practice that broadens and deepens understanding of public policy and American political principles. Rather than a set of answers, Hudson Institute Political Studies offers a framework for political thought and strategic analysis that equips students to seriously confront the challenges facing this nation and the world. By studying the most consequential ideas of the greatest political minds, students seek to determine--and meet--the demands of a free society and a just republic. Hudson Institute Political Studies includes two core programs: an undergraduate Summer Fellowship in theory and practice and a graduate level Policy Certificate Program on pressing current issues. Beyond academic programs, the robust Political Studies alumni community promotes active intellectual and political life guided by the contemplation of eternal questions.

Summer Fellowship

The Summer Fellowship combines rigorous study of political thought and public policy in six, week-long courses led by master teachers, policy workshops directed by field experts and experienced government officials, and a distinguished speaker series of exemplary figures from public life. Below you can see the syllabus of our 2022 Summer Fellowship. Our 2023 Summer Fellowship will run from June 18th to July 29th.

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Policy Certificate

The Policy Certificate Program gathers talented early career professionals for advanced study of American foreign and domestic policy, and national security led by policy experts and experienced government officials. Each of Hudson’s policy certification workshops covers a distinct region or topic ranging from military strategy and technology to energy security and criminal justice reform.

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