Want college credit for a Washington internship?  Interested in health or environmental policy?  Intrigued by the idea of a career in public service?  Apply now to the Federal Semester Program for 2012-2013!

In this selective year-long program, students take a fall-semester seminar in one of four policy-focused concentrations: Federal Health Policy, Energy/Environmental Policy, Foreign Policy, and Homeland Security Policy.  They then work a spring-semester internship in federal agencies, congressional offices, think-tanks, and other policy-related organizations.  Federal Semester students have interned in such offices as the National Institutes of Health, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Center for Disease Control, the Department of Energy, Genetic Alliance, and many, many more.  Year-round activities include trips to Capitol Hill and federal agencies, professional development workshops, and conversations with policymakers.

For details and application form, go to www.federalsemester.umd.edu <http://www.federalsemester.umd.edu> . Contacts: [log in to unmask]; Dr. Joan Burton, Director ([log in to unmask]); Megan Monserez, Coordinator ([log in to unmask]).  Rolling admissions; next deadline: May 4