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Summer Program

In addition to its Semester Program, Cornell in Washington offers an intensive, multifaceted summer experience designed to give participants a greater understanding of the workings of government and the processes by which public policy is developed. During this eight-week program, students enroll in one course to earn four Cornell credits.

The Summer Program is open to all students from any university or college who have completed their freshman year.

To enroll:

  1. Start the online enrollment here!
  2. Make a non-refundable (and non-transferable) $500 deposit to hold your space.
  • If you are on-campus, bring your deposit check, payable to Cornell University, to the CIW Office in 300 Kennedy Hall. 
  • If you are not a Cornell student, simply send an email to cwash@cornell.edu confirming the information you submitted online.


Program Details:

Summer in Washington 2020         

Final Payment Due Date May 1, 2020                       
Program Start / Move-in Date

June 1, 2020

9:00am - 6:00pm

Program End / Move-out July 24, 2020

Program Cost (Includes tuition, housing and activity fee)

Be sure to contact your college Career Services Office, OADI,and OEI Community Engaged Travel Grants to learn about funding options.

4 credits: $9,006



Finding an Internship

Information about finding your internship can be found here.

Summer Courses

Course descriptions and schedule can be found here.


Cornell University Wolpe Center
2148 O Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

Refund Schedule: See SCE website for details