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Eisenhower Institute programs are open to Gettysburg College students from all majors and class years. Participants must be enrolled at the College for the duration of the program. There is no fee for participating in Eisenhower Institute programs.

During the 2020-21 year, all programs will be available to students on campus or remotely. Most components will take place virtually and accommodations will be made for remote learners at in-person sessions.

Please read our FAQ and application guide before applying. Contact with any questions.

Apply by Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET.


Washington Connections (Spring 2021)

Washington Connections is a semester-long immersive experience that provides participants with a deeper understanding of the American political system, equips them with skills to engage as members of a civic community, and prepares them for lives and careers as agents of change.

Applications closed


Inside Civil Rights (Spring 2021)

Inside Civil Rights examines contemporary civil rights issues through the lens of the past, and specifically from the context of Gettysburg and Little Rock. The program focuses on some watershed moments of civil rights discourse to critically examine the progress (or lack thereof) towards civil rights in the United States.

Applications closed

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Women and Leadership (Spring 2021)

Women and Leadership explores intersections among gender and leadership in government, business, law, science, and more. Participants develop their own leadership skills while engaging in interactive sessions with practitioners who discuss their career paths and how gender impacts decision-making and leadership in their professional environments.

Applications closed

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Environmental Leadership (Spring 2021)

Environmental Leadership provides a small group of students with a unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of key factors behind environmental policy conflicts. Participants are introduced to major concepts necessary to understand environmental ethics, economics, and policy, then apply these to a series of case studies.

Applications closed

Applications for our Fellows programs will open in the late spring semester.