Program Highlights

Spring 2024 Dates

January 7 – April 27, 2024

Faculty Director

Professor Daniel Gitterman, Chair and Professor, UNC Public Policy
Ambassador Barbara Stephenson, Vice Provost for Global Affairs and Chief Global Officer


This Honors Seminar on Public Policy and Global Affairs is centered around internships at non-profit and domestic and international public policy organizations. Students intern four days a week and attend weekly seminars. The seminars examine a range of domestic and international policy issues and allow students to hear directly from government officials and policy experts.

Several group excursions are planned, including visits to notable sites in the nation’s capital, a performance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and a three-day trip to New York City to engage with policy issues there. A weekly research-intensive workshop and professional development sessions are a key to navigating the networks and skills necessary to be a policy professional.