Washington Leadership Program

Join us as we kick off the 2015 season of CAPAL’s Washington Leadership Program (WLP) “Building Our Future.” WLP is an opportunity for interns and young professionals to learn about issues facing the APA community, explore careers in public service, and share their stories. Sessions include panel discussions as well as skills-based simulations.

Since 1989, CAPAL has offered the Washington Leadership Program (WLP) to interns and young professionals in Washington, DC free of charge, as a supplement to a summer internship experience. WLP has been the only educational and leadership development working series in Washington that focuses specifically on the APA community and our role in public policy.

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2014 WLP Sessions

  • Session I: Opening Ceremony
  • Session II: Immigration
  • Session III: Race Relations
  • Session IV: Coalition Building
  • Session V: Mental Health
  • Session VI: Career Reflections
  • Session VII: Closing Ceremony

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2013 WLP Sessions

CAPAL’s Washington Leadership Program seminars afforded me invaluable opportunities to consolidate my knowledge of various political issues, such as immigration reform and economic policy developments. Of course, this is to say nothing of the fellow interns, board members, and other professionals I met through the program, whose camaraderie and wisdom enlivened my DC stay in countless manners. Needless to say, this summer isn’t one I’m likely to forget anytime soon.

- Katherine Tu, University of Chicago—Sustainable Operations, Forest Service, USDA

The Washington Leadership Program gave me valuable insight to various aspects of our nation’s politics and gave me the chance to meet several inspirational individuals. Being a part of the CAPAL family made this summer memorable.

-Sara Yang, University of Georgia—Food Surveys Research Group, Agricultural Research Service, USDA