Each summer since 1989, CAPAL has organized the Washington Leadership Program (WLP) for interns and young professionals in Washington, DC. For the last two decades, WLP has been the only educational and leadership development working series in Washington, DC that focuses specifically on the APA community and our role in public policy. The series of free evening programs are intended to supplement a Washington, DC internship experience.
WLP sessions range from panel discussions to policy debates among experts. This year’s WLP topics include topics such as immigration reform, economic policy, violence in the APA community, and career reflections.
The 2013 Washington Leadership Program will commence on Wednesday, June 12 and convene each Wednesday evening thereafter until July 31st.
WLP has traditionally been held in the U.S. Capitol. Please check back soon for the location of the 2013 program.
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