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

Prospective students may apply within Early Decision or Regular Decision.

Early Decision candidates will receive priority consideration. Those who apply Early Decision are expected to participate in the fellowship if admitted. In addition, those admitted through Early Decision are expected to withdraw applications from other opportunities, and cannot submit new applications. If not admitted in the Early Decision round, applicants may defer to Regular Decision to be reviewed again.

Application Deadline Extended Until March 1

The Regular Decision application deadline is now March 1, 2024. Admissions for Regular Decision applicants will be announced March 29, 2024.

Regular Decision candidates will be reviewed on a standard timeline. Once informed of admission decisions in late March, those who applied via Regular Decision will have until April 10 to respond to the opportunity.

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.

The deadline for recommendation letters to be submitted by the recommender is March 8, 2024.

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

2024 Application