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Tech Policy Boot Camp Trip To DC

Every fall break we take a group of Princeton students, both undergraduate and graduate, on an all expenses paid visit to Washington D.C. Visits are made to various organization involved with the technology policy process.

The program includes visits to a variety of organizations that participate in the technology policy process, as well as the opportunity to meet alums and talk about how to get involved in the area. Previous year trips included discussions with experts working for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the State Department, the Center for Democracy & Technology, the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA), the FCC, the FTC, Vox and more.

The dates for the 2020 trip will be posted here, once determined. To apply, you will need to provide the following information: your name, year, major, and a one-paragraph mini-essay explaining why you want to participate. The application period is now closed and will reopen early September 2020 for the fall 2020 boot camp trip.

All Princeton students are welcome to apply, regardless of year or major. We will consider, along with other selection criteria, whether students have been involved with CITP, for example through participation in our certificate program, attendance at our events, or internship work funded by us.

The application process will open on September 2, 2020  and close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday September 15, 2020.  Applicants will be notified if they were selected the following week.

Please feel free to contact Jean Butcher at with any questions.