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PIW Semester Program Application

The deadline for the Penn in Washington Semester program is March 15 for the following academic year (both fall and spring terms). We suggest that you subscribe to our weekly newsletter to ensure that you stay well informed about application deadlines and other program information. Students will be invited to interview and accepted students are notified by the beginning of advanced registration. The first meeting of the cohort occurs within two weeks of notification of acceptance.

Penn in Washington Semester Application

(All questions must be answered)

First Name: *

Middle Initial: *

Last Name: *

Gender: *


Birthday: *


Penn Student ID Number: *

Penn Email Address: *

Permanent Email Address (Gmail or equivalent): *

Graduation Year*


The following questions are relevant to the selection process.

Major(s): *

GPA (overall): *

GPA (major): *

Please paste a 500 word writing sample into the field below. *

Briefly describe the extracurricular activities that you are involved in on campus. *

Class standing for the semester for which you are applying: *

Are you currently receiving financial aid (grants, loans, scholarships)?*:

Are you eligible for work study?: *

For which semester are you applying?: *

For which year are you applying?: *

Are you applying for the Washington and the World Scholars Program?: *

If yes, have you already received or are you scheduled to receive funding from the International Internships Program? *

Why do you want to participate in PIW Semester (150 words): *


The following questions will provide useful information for the internship search should you be accepted.

Where in Washington do you want to intern? * (Don't worry if your thoughts on the subject are still tentative.)

Are there particular affinity groups that you might be interested in focusing on (i.e. LGBT, racial/ethnic groups)?: *

Who is your Member of Congress and what is their party affiliation?: *

Who are your Senators and what are their party affiliations?: *

What is your party affiliation?: *

Are you a U.S. citizen? *


The following questions are for our records should you be accepted.

Cell Phone Number: *

Do you have any dietary restrictions we should know about? (i.e. food allergies, vegetarian, vegan) If so, please list them:

Emergency contact first and last name: *

Emergency contact relationship: *

Emergency contact cell phone number: *

Emergency contact alternative phone number: *

Two sentence bio, which will be shared with speakers and faculty: *

A photo of yourself, also for faculty (to help them remember your name):

T-shirt Size *