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Public Leadership Education Network

Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) seminars provide college students with the valuable opportunity to explore their career interests through meetings with industry leaders, interactive workshops, and site visits in Washington, DC. Applications are open to all full-time undergraduates.

PLEN: Women, Law, and Legal Advocacy Workshop

Undergraduates considering careers in law will explore the connections between legal careers and the legislative process in Washington, DC. This seminar exposes students to a range of professional opportunities in law, from issue-based advocacy to government service. 

PLEN: Women in Health Policy Workshop

At this seminar, undergraduates from across the U.S. considering a career in health policy will learn how to make an impact in the legislative and political processes, explore hot-button issues on Capitol Hill, and expand their professional networks in Washington, DC and beyond.

PLEN: Women in Public Policy Workshop

The public policy arena offers endless career opportunities, from government service to issue-based advocacy for nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Undergraduates will explore how to influence the policy issues they are passionate about and learn the range of professional opportunities and skills required to be successful. 

PLEN: Women in STEM Policy Workshop

This seminar offers undergraduates a valuable opportunity to hear firsthand from women in science, health, and technology who are shaping our nation's STEM agenda.

PLEN: Women and Congress Workshop

Undergraduates considering careers in policy will learn about the legislative process in Washington, DC and explore hot-button issues on the Hill. This seminar exposes students to a range of professional opportunities in and related to Congress, from lobbying to working on a Senate or House Committee.

PLEN: Women in Global Policy Workshop

Undergraduates will learn about foreign policy from distinguished women whose work makes a global impact during this week in Washington, DC. Students will hear from leaders advocating for humanitarian issues, citizens' rights, international security, and international development in an increasingly interconnected world.