Interested candidates must meet the following guidelines:
Applicants must have freshman or sophomore standing at an accredited college or university in the given city where the Collegiate Institute is based.
Although the Institute does not have a GPA requirement, transcripts are carefully reviewed. Applicants’ transcripts should reflect a rigorous and challenging course load. All majors are welcome.
Applicants should be active members of their campus communities, including student organizations, arts or athletic programs, and community service activities.
For questions or more information regarding eligibility, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202.660.2501.
To apply to the Institute, applicants must submit all materials listed below.
Click to complete a brief application form that includes student information and three short essay responses (50-250 words).
Provide a clear, recent headshot as a profile picture. Passport photos are preferred.
Submit a resume detailing the extent of their campus involvement, volunteerism, and work experience. This allows us to better assess leadership abilities.
Submit two papers written in college-level courses. Writing samples should demonstrate the applicant’s ability to think critically. If possible, applicants should submit papers that bear a professor’s grade and remarks, but this is not required.
Secure one letter of recommendation from college administrators, professors, internship supervisors, or other individuals who can comment on their academic ability, leadership skills, and personal character.
All application materials must be either emailed to email@example.com or mailed to:
The Institute for Responsible Citizenship
1227 25th Street NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20037