Les Aspin Center for Government

Les Aspin Programs

Washington, D.C., Internship Program

The Marquette University Les Aspin Center for Government offers students the opportunity to study in Washington, D.C. as part of their degree program. Students live and work on Capitol Hill, participate in internships with the House, Senate, other government agencies, private sector firms and non-profit organizations. Placements are available for students in all majors. Students receive hands-on training and develop important professional skills. All programs include academic coursework in addition to guest lectures, symposia and site visits. Programs are offered during each fall, spring and summer term. Cost of living stipends are normally provided for the fall, spring and summer terms. For more information contact the Aspin Center's Washington D.C. office at 202-554-6140 and visit The Les Aspin for Government website. The Les Aspin Center for Government is located at 502 East Capitol St., Washington, D.C. 20003.

Milwaukee Internship Program

The Kleczka Internship Program, located on Marquette's Milwaukee campus, is a local initiative of the Aspin Center. Students take their regular course load in addition to working 10 hours per week in the internship. Students are placed in a variety of positions in federal, state, county and local government offices, non-profit organizations, and private sector firms. Students may take an internship course to get academic credit for the internship. The program is offered in the fall, spring, and summer terms. Students demonstrating financial need are eligible for a stipend. For more information, contact Dr. Karen Hoffman at karen.hoffman@marquette.edu. Visit the Kleczka Program website.

Les Aspin Center for Government Scholars Program

The Les Aspin Center Scholars Program will select up to ten high school seniors who have demonstrated high academic achievement and an interest in public affairs. These ten Les Aspin Scholars are guaranteed the opportunity to participate in the Washington, D.C. internship program during the fall or spring term of their junior year at Marquette (or during a year that works with their academic program of study). Pending availability, Les Aspin Scholars may receive an additional stipend award for the term they are in Washington, D.C. For more information, contact the Aspin Center's Milwaukee office at (414) 288-7446.