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Maxwell School
Maxwell / Maxwell in Washington

Maxwell-in-Washington

About Us

Maxwell-in-Washington provides a mix of policy relevant professional development courses and faculty-supervised internships that fulfill our hallmark emphasis on experiential learning.  Nearly 200 undergraduate and graduate students participate in the DC programs in a given year. 

In the past year, students completed a total of 130 internships at 82 different Washington organizations.  Maxwell-in-Washington faculty exposed students to over 150 public policy and international affairs experts representing government, NGOs, think tanks, the private sector, media, multilateral organizations, and foreign embassies. 

Programs 

Maxwell-in-Washington hosts undergraduate students both fall and spring semesters and graduate students year-round, including during the summer and intersession (January and May) periods.  We also plan a wide range of events during the year, from career networking to more academic endeavors. 

Facilities 

Maxwell-in-Washington courses and events are held at The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), 1616 Rhode Island Ave., NW in the Dupont Circle neighborhood.  The Maxwell School maintains an office suite on the fourth floor of CSIS with space for DC-based and visiting faculty and staff as well as a dedicated space for students.  For more information on CSIS, click here.    

Syracuse University also manages an historic property in the Woodley Park neighborhood, right near our student housing.  For more information on the Paul Greenberg House and SU in DC, click here

Student housing 

We maintain five apartments, with a total of eighteen beds, in the nearby Calvert House complex and sublease them to students each semester.  Undergraduates occupy the apartments during the fall and spring semesters, and graduates rent them during the January intersession, Maymester, and summer terms.  To learn more about our housing, click here.  

Faculty and staff 

The Assistant Dean leads and manages all aspects of the program, assisted by a full-time Program Coordinator and two part-time Program Coordinators. We currently employ sixteen adjunct faculty members, all DC-based public policy and international affairs professionals/practitioners.  For more information on our staff, click here; faculty, click here.