Washington Program

The University of Notre Dame Washington Program offers students the ability to study off-campus, becoming immersed in the political and cultural life of Washington D.C. In the semester-long program, students take classes focused on politics and policy as well as intern part-time. The program provides students with a unique opportunity to gain work experience and engage in career discernment. 

The Hesburgh Program in Public Service

The Hesburgh Program seeks to prepare Notre Dame students for an active life devoted to the pursuit of effective and just responses to issues in American society. Students in the program become knowledgeable about the processes and institutions formulating policies in the United States, the tools by which policies are analyzed, implemented and evaluated, and the underlying values of American society.