Thank you for your interest in the Hudson Institute Political Studies Summer Fellowship!

Hudson Institute Political Studies offers a fellowship in political theory and practice to college students and recent graduates. All students participate free of charge, reside in complimentary housing in Washington, D.C., and receive a stipend of $3,000. To apply, you will need to provide basic contact information and the following materials:

Application Timeline

Applications for the 2024 Political Studies Summer Fellowship are now closed.

Applications for the 2025 Summer Fellowship will open on October 1, 2024.

Letter of Recommendation

Upon submission of your application, your professor (or other qualifying individual) will receive an automated letter of recommendation request from Hudson Institute Political Studies.

It is your responsibility to seek out a letter of recommendation well before your recommender receives this automated request, and to notify them that they will receive the request when you submit your application. Please give your recommender adequate time to compose and submit a letter. Letters can be turned in by your recommender.

Final Notes

Please note that Hudson Institute Political Studies Summer Fellowship is a full-time opportunity participants cannot maintain other internships or forms of work for the duration of the fellowship.

For further information about the program's elements please see our about page and our seminars, workshops and speaker series pages on this website.

If you have any questions please contact Rachel Mackey (202-974-2424 or

Applications are now closed.