Washington Program

From hundreds of applications, the Institute selects some of the nation’s best and brightest African American male college students to participate in its Washington Program. It includes:

  • High-level internships in their fields of interest

  • The Lynde and Harry Bradley Seminar on Economic and Constitutional Principles

  • Comprehensive leadership and professional development workshops

  • Private briefings with some of the nation’s most prominent public and private sector leaders

We supplement these activities with extensive support from the Institute’s alumni, staff, and friends. Most importantly, the scholars become a part of a genuine network that will support them in their lives.

The program runs from Sunday, May 29 through Saturday, July 23 and is a two summer commitment. During the first summer, students focus on classes, internships, meetings with inspirational leaders, and bonding with the other young men in their cohort. Professional development, character development, mentorship, and graduate school preparation are priorities for the second summer, and students still work full-time at internships. Housing is provided by the Institute, and if students are not placed in a paid internship, they will receive stipends to help cover living expenses.

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"The Institute was a place where I could see Black excellence, which encouraged me to continue to succeed and serve others in my community"
– Ashton Clark, ‘08