Undergraduate Programs

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Penn in Washington

Penn in Washington supports and encourages students who are interested in pursuing public policy internships and careers in the nation's capital. PIW maintains an extensive database of opportunities in Washington and has enlisted more than 500 alumni in the Washington area who meet with students throughout the year.

Participants in the semester program are taught by active policy professionals, meet in small groups with dozens of policy leaders, and are challenged by some of the best internships available. During the summer PIW arranges several events a week for all Penn students spending the summer in Washington.

Penn in Washington is co-sponsored by the Robert A. Fox Leadership Program and is housed in the department of political science. More information is available at https://piw.sas.upenn.edu/

Fox Leadership

A partner and neighbor of Fels, the Fox Leadership Program offers a number of leadership-development programs and service projects to Penn students.


Each year, one or two college students are selected to submatriculate into the Master of Public Administration program. The selection process is competitive and students should have significant internship and/or volunteer experience in the public sector prior to applying. Learn more about submatriculation policies. 

Fels classes

Undergraduates are invited to register for most 500-level Fels courses. A full list of course offerings is available via Penn in Touch.