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IU in DC Application

interviewIn order to be considered for the Fall 2014 WLP class, a complete set of application materials must be received. The priority deadline is: Tuesday December 10, 2013 at 5PM and the final deadline is Friday, February 14, 2014 at 5PM.

Submit your application today!

The IU in DC Washington Leadership Program application consists of four components:

  • the general information requested on the application;
  • an essay as described on the application;
  • a professional copy of your résumé;
  • two letters of recommendation. The letters should be from current or former professors, work supervisors, advisors or others who may be in a position to support your application. Applications without letters of recommendation will not be accepted or reviewed. Letters may be submitted via email to or delivered to:

IU in DC Washinton Leadership Program
Indiana Univeristy Bloomington
SPEA  Building Room 200
1315 E. Tenth Street
Bloomington, IN 47405


Interview and Selection Process
Participants will be selected on the basis of their academic record, student leadership experience, community service record, maturity, educational and professional goals, and references.

Applications are pre-screened and top candidates will be invited to schedule an interview. Early decision interviews will begin Tuesday, January 21, 2014 and continue through Thursday, January 24, 2014. Interviews for students who submit an application by the final deadline will begin Monday, February 24, 2014 and continue through Friday, February 28, 2014 The interview, conducted by the selection committee, will be evaluated in making the final selection along with the online application materials. The committee is comprised of the IU in DC program director, a SPEA faculty member, advisors/administrators from other IU departments, and a recent student participant.

Candidates selected for the program will be notified shortly after interviews are completed, and students will be required to accept their seat in the program by a set deadline. A wait-list will be established in case any of the original candidates are unable to participate.