Leadership in the Age of Smart Cities: How Data and Technology Impacts Equity in our Communities

Carnegie Mellon University’s Public Service Weekend is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to learn about potential careers in public policy, network with students and professionals in the DC area, and explore ways in which technology can help make communities more sustainable, efficient, and equitable.

Key Activities

  • Inspiration and Insight: We will bring together engaging keynote speakers from across government, public service, and education to highlight the impact of a public service career.
  • Introduction to Leadership Skills: Workshops will engage participants in relevant policy discussions and introduce leadership skills needed in the public sector.
  • Guidance on Applying to Graduate School: Opportunities to connect with admissions directors as well as current public policy students to gain insights into successful graduate school applications.
  • Participation in a Team Solutions Challenge: Our team challenge will provide participants the opportunity to work with an experienced mentor and other attendees to develop policy recommendations on a critical community issue.
  • Networking with Peers: Participants will meet like-minded students from across the country who are in DC for the summer.

When: Friday, July 12 РSunday, 14, 2019

Where: Heinz College Washington, DC (near Union Station)

Who should apply? 

  • Students who are interning and/or living in the Washington, DC region this summer.
  • Preference will be given to rising undergraduate juniors or seniors who are interested in pursuing graduate degrees and careers in public policy and international affairs. Recent graduates will also be considered.
  • Traditionally underrepresented students are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Meals will be provided.

Deadline: Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 11:59PM EST


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