I am pleased to announce the 17th annual Hartwig Memorial Internship Award.
Your school is one of the colleges and universities across the country whose students have been selected to participate in this year's essay competition, the winner of which will receive a $1,500 cash award to use during the tenure of an internship in Washington, DC.
Peter Hart, the founder of Hart Research Associates, established this award to honor the memory of Paul Frederick Hartwig, Ph.D. (1941-1997), former Union College professor of political science and senior vice president of Hart Research. Fred Hartwig believed that it was very important for young Americans to be introduced to the nation's capital, the seat of the federal government and democracy. He believed that seeing and being a part of what goes on in Washington would enhance young people's appreciation for government, engage them in America's ongoing public conversations and debates, and result in their becoming more informed and involved citizens and leaders. This internship award is designed to promote and support this experience among college students from all liberal arts disciplines.
The award is specifically for students who will intern in or around the nation's capital this summer. While the student does not necessarily need to work on Capitol Hill or on a political campaign to qualify, the internship must be in the broad field of government, public policy, or politics.
If you know of a student or students who would be appropriate candidates, I encourage you to provide them with a copy of the attached application materials. The deadline for submitting an application is March 24, 2014.
On behalf of the entire selection committee, I look forward to honoring a deserving student this spring with the 17th annual Hartwig Memorial Internship Award.
Frederick Hartwig Memorial Internship