From the article: Great Summer Political Science Programs for High School Students
If you love the workings of politics, government, and leadership, you'll find lots of summer opportunities that speak to your interests. Our short list of summer political science programs doesn't do justice to all of the options available to high school students with political interests. If you know of another program that you think would provide future college students with valuable political science experiences, please share your recommendations here. Submissions are welcome from students, parents, teachers and staff who have close knowledge of a summer program with a focus on politics. Tell Us About a Program
St. Albans School of Public Service
- The St. Albans School of Public Service (SPS) brings 35 rising high school seniors from all over the United States and the world to the heart of Washington, D.C., for four weeks each summer, where they undertake an in-depth exploration of government, politics, and public service. Inside the classroom, the School of Public Service use the case study method (the teaching method used in graduate programs in law, business, and public policy) to discuss and dissect public policy issues ranging from the debate over climate change, to the role of the media in modern political campaigns, to the experience of the U.S. 101st Airborne Division in trying to construct a working post-war government in city of Mosul, Iraq. Outside of the classroom, the students take part in sophisticated simulations from a mock argument of a Supreme Court case to a Congressional election, and meet with public servants from U.S. Supreme Court justices, to sitting U.S. Senators, to founders of non-profits.
- —Guest Suzanne
UPenn International Affairs program
- I went to an international affairs summer program at the University of Pennsylvania, and we learned about global politics and political science. It was based on Model UN so we did UN simulations and we had other workshops and guest speakers. I never did Model UN before but it was a really good experience and it made me decide to be a political science major.
- —Guest Jessica