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​Welcome to the OrgSync Profile of Grinnell-in-Washgington, D.C! The GIW program is a truly powerful opportunity each fall for Grinnell students' professional development and application of their education to future endeavors. The program synergizes an intensive internship placement with immersion in the dynamic world of the nation's capital and a liberal arts education. You discover how public policy influences the work that is conducted in Washington, D.C. and experience life in a city that is one of the most diverse in the U.S. and one of the richest centers of its history and cultural life. Visit the Macy House today and meet with Jonathan Larson or Lisa Eshun-Wilson to learn more about this amazing opportunity today!

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The GIW program is a truly powerful opportunity each fall for Grinnell students' professional development and application of their education to future endeavors. The program integrates an intensive internship placement with immersion in the dynamic world of the nation's capital and a liberal arts education. You discover how public policy influences the work that is conducted in Washington, D.C. and experience life in a city that is one of the most diverse in the U.S. and one of the richest centers of its history and cultural life. You also develop relationships with members of one of Grinnell's most vibrant alumni communities and benefit from advice that they can offer for your life after Grinnell. One Grinnell faculty member serves each fall as the professor for one of your courses, supervisor of your internship, and adviser in exploring the world of Washington. Since Fall semester 2012, we have been pleased to partner with the Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) D.C. Programs. You take a course on public policy from the director of WUSTL in D.C., benefiting from his guidance on your internship search, and interacting with some of WUSTL's law and undergraduate students inside and outside of the classroom. The opportunities for internships in D.C. are virtually limitless: past GIW students have found rewarding internships in fields including policy, finance, education, scientific research, and social work. GIW is a terrific program for students who are interested in learning about themselves in a professional work environment, meeting professionals in a variety of fields, and learning about the nation's capital within the framework of a liberal arts program. Please contact Jonathan Larson with more questions!

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Pre-Professional Student Group

Primary Contact Name

In order to be categorized as a "student group" your organization must register two student members on this form -- the primary contact and the additional contact MUST both be students. Note that there is a field later on this form for staff/faculty advisors if relevant.

Lisa Eshun-Wilson

Primary Contact Email

This should be the contact's personal campus e-mail address.

Additional Contact Name

If you wish to register this organization as a "student group" this contact must be a student.

Lorraine Blatt

If you already have group e-mail address what is it?
Off campus community service goal for the year.

In light of Grinnell College's commitment to civic responsibility we strongly encourage each campus organization to think about committing to at least one OFF CAMPUS service activity during the school year. If service isn't the group's primary focus, think about what members might be able to offer the larger community of Grinnell. Make it fun. Be creative. Think about responding to needs you've already heard about or find something new. For ideas and/or help please contact Susan Sanning, Assistant Director of Service Learning & Engagement, at sannings@grinnell... or the SGA Student Services Representative at services@grinnell....

Civil Engagement Internships, Biomedical Research Fellowships, Economic or Policy-Focused Internships