Summer Fellowship

Hudson Institute Political Studies offers a fellowship in political theory and practice to outstanding undergraduates and recent graduates that will broaden and deepen their understanding of public policy and American political principles. It combines the rigorous study of politics and political thought in a seminar setting, with policy workshops led by think tank scholars and experienced government officials, and also a distinguished speaker series of exemplary figures from public life.

fellowship background hero image

Program Overview

This program includes four components:

Rigorous seminars led by master teachers on topics in political theory and public policy.

A series of policy workshops led by policy analysts and experienced government officials.

distinguished speaker series where national leaders from government, business, journalism, the military, and the academy provide unmatched insight into the true nature of public service and the country’s most pressing issues.

series of outings and events, where students travel to places of national and historical interest in order to view politics through other lenses

Application Deadline Extended until March 1, 2024!


Meeting weekday mornings from 9 am – 12 pm

These rigorous seminars led by master teachers on week-long topics in political theory and public policy form the core of the program. Following careful reading of classic texts in political thought and policy analyses on selected topics, students engage in serious discussions every weekday morning for three hours.

historic image

Political Foundings

June 19-June 23, 2023 at Washington D.C.

With Robert C. Bartlett, Mark Blitz, and Timothy W. Burns

historic image

The American Founding

June 26-June 30 at Washington D.C.

With Keegan Callanan, J. Michael Hoffpauir, and Diana Schaub

historic image

The Ideal Republic

July 3-July 7 at Washington D.C.

With Charles T. Rubin, Adam Thomas, and Devin Stauffer

historic image

The American Refounding

July 10-July 14 at Washington D.C.

With Fred Baumann, Murray Dry, and Mike Hawley

historic image

American Public Policy

July 17-July 21 at Washington D.C.

With Aaron MacLean, Charles T. Rubin, John Sawicki, John P. Walters, and Michael Doran

historic image

Beyond Politics

July 24-July 28 at Washington D.C.

With Janet A. Dougherty, Frank N. Pagano, and James Carey