Thiel College students can participate in an accelerated J.D. program, earning their undergraduate and law degrees in just six years through an agreement between Thiel College and Duquesne University School of Law.
Duquesne University School of Law accepts students who meet the following eligibility requirements:
It is conducted by the Lutheran Colleges' Washington Consortium and provides internship experiences in the governmental, public service or private sectors. The full program is available in the fall or spring semester. The program is small and flexible so the interests of a wide variety of students can be met. Over the years, students have interned at a wide array of locations including the House of Representatives, the National Archives, the White House and a variety of non-profits.
Selected students particularly interested in government and international relations may participate in the United Nations Semester at Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, during the fall term of their junior year.
The Capitol Semester is a competitive 12 or 16-week in-service study program in a state-related agency in Harrisburg. A student must be a Pennsylvania resident, at least a rising junior and have a GPA of at least 3.0. Sessions may be either in the summer or during the school year.
The NEW Leadership™ Pennsylvania Summer Institute is a weeklong program put on by the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics. It is designed to teach women the value of civic engagement and encourages them to see themselves as empowered leaders who can participate effectively in politics and public policy. During the summer program, students have the opportunity to develop and practice leadership skills, establish networks with like-minded peers and successful political women and embrace their own leadership abilities. Graduates of the program are actively engaged in making a difference in their communities as elected or appointed officials, policymakers, issue experts and informed citizens. Roughly 35 students from across the state are selected through a competitive application process. If you are interested in applying please contact Dr. Courtemanche for more information.