The Glenn College has announced a new graduate certificate and minor to help students launch their career in Washington, D.C.
The Federal Policy and Management program features a required summer internship component in the nation’s capital, academic coursework and professional development.
“This new program serves students who are at a pivotal point of their career launch,” said Amanda Girth, associate professor and director of Washington Studies. “It benefits students who want to build their career in the nation’s capital by providing high-quality coursework, meaningful work experience and targeted programming to support their goals.”
The 13 credit-hour program includes specialized coursework in the dynamics of the federal policy environment and the inner workings of D.C. The summer internship provides the pathway for students to gain professional experience and exposure to public policy and management, which will complement their unique competencies.
“This program draws on the two-plus decades of experience the Glenn College faculty and staff have in running an undergraduate internship program in Washington, D.C. Additionally, it complements the new MPA program, which allows graduate students to spend their second year of study in Washington,” said Rob Greenbaum, Glenn College Associate Dean for Curriculum. “We are now able to leverage this expertise to the benefit of graduate students outside of the college to help prepare them for careers in Washington or otherwise related to federal policy and management.”
The minor is designed for Ohio State students in graduate programs outside of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, while the certificate is for people who have an undergraduate degree and are not currently enrolled in a degree-granting program at the university.
Students are enrolling now; the first cohort will be in Washington, D.C., in summer 2022.