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The 2020 Summer Institute (SI) will be held in Washington, D.C. from Sunday, May 24th to Saturday, July 25th. It was designed as a program to deepen understanding of the national policymaking process and enhances community among the SI class. In addition to participating in an eight-week public service internship, SI participants are required to take part in the following programs:

  • seminars focused on national politics and policymaking (May 26-May 29 & various days during in the summer);
  • meetings with former Truman Scholars and other prominent public servants; and, 
  • Scholar led-presentations on seven Tuesday nights throughout the summer.