How to Apply

Application checklist

We are currently accepting applications for the Spring 2018 cohort. The final application deadline is Sunday, October 1, 2017. If you are interested in applying to the WLP, please contact wlp@indiana.edu or visit SPEA 260, for additional information.

Here is the information you’ll need for the online application:

  • A cover letter that answers why you are interested in the Washington Leadership Program, your personal and professional goals, policy areas you are interested in, and qualifications that set you apart.
  • A professional copy of your resume—we strongly advise that you seek assistance from your career services office. If you are a SPEA student, have the Career Development Office (CDO) review your cover letter and resume before you submit them.

    Contact the CDO
  • A professional reference from a current or former professor, or work supervisor in support of your application. Reference letters must be submitted to wlp@indiana.edu, with the subject line "Student Name_WLP Reference".