The Washington Program in National Issues (WPNI) is a 15-week academic program offered Spring semester that offers 15 academic credit hours. A select group of juniors and seniors from various academic disciplines study national and international political structures, culture and history, science and technology and public policy and administration firsthand in the most dynamic and stimulating political atmosphere in the world: Washington, D.C. WPNI offers students a bridge to the labor market they hope to enter upon graduation.
Top 3 reasons to apply to WPNI
Transform knowledge into action
Enroll in small classes taught by Kent State faculty and Washington DC experts, earn college credits, and gain practical experience by applying what you learn in the classroom to your internship.
Build your professional network
Network with professionals in fields in which you're interested, develop job skills, enhance your resume, and gain future career opportunities.
Enjoy community engagement in DC
Have fun, meet new people, volunteer with local organizations, and enjoy an exciting range of cultural and recreational activities in DC.