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The Capitol Hill Internship Program

Location: Washington, D.C.


Pfeiffer University is a member of the United Methodist College Washington Consortium, which offers students the experience of living, interning and studying in the heart of Washington, D.C. Students participating in the Capitol Hill Internship Program  live in attractive apartments on Capitol Hill, intern in government and non-governmental offices as part of select programs available only in Washington, D.C. and learn in challenging seminars and courses that are tailored to enrich their internship experience.

To apply, you must be a sophomore, junior or senior in good academic standing.

Applications for the program are available in the Office of Academic Affairs. Additional information is available at http://www.umcwc.com.

Current Participants

Kelly Hoey
Hometown: Malverne, New York
Class: Senior
Major: Political Science
Internship: Data Fellow for Enroll America

Enroll America is a non-partisan organization aimed at identifying uninsured Americans and providing them with the information to enroll in healthcare under the Affordable Care Act. Kelly will be responsible for gathering and analyzing data in addition to raising awareness of enrollment options among the uninsured and to broaden the range of channels through which uninsured individuals can enroll.


Kirk H2Hayden Kirk
Hometown: Farmingdale, NY
Class: Senior
Major: History
Internship: Congressional Intern for Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy
As an intern, Hayden will be responsible for drafting correspondence to constituents, assisting with research projects and press outreach, leading tours of the U.S. Capitol building, and some administrative work. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend briefings, hearings and other events on Capitol Hill.

Honors Program

emily prudden_picPfeiffer University's Undergraduate Honors Program is designed to build a community of scholars and to provide an opportunity for Pfeiffer's top academic students to challenge themselves through independent research designed in close collaboration with top undergraduate faculty.

Outline of the Four-Year Program

Freshman Year
Students are enrolled in a specialized section of the Pfeiffer Journey.

Sophomore Year
Students conduct independent research within a course outside their intended major field.

Junior Year
Students research alongside faculty in their major field, building toward a senior Honors Thesis.

Senior Year
In addition to capstone requirements in the student's major, an Honors Thesis is completed and presented at the spring University Symposium.

The faculty of Pfeiffer University feel that this course of rigorous, independent study will prepare students to be competitive candidates in the post-graduate world: professional school, graduate work or career endeavors.

Students interested in submitting an application for admission to the program can forward a 500-750 word statement of purpose by March 3, 2014 or send any questions to the program director:

Dr. Michael D. Thompson
Professor of History
michael.thompson@pfeiffer.edu

Assessments/Testing

Please note the following:

  • All new students: freshmen and transfer students are required to take the ETSPP as an entrance test at 8:30 am on August 15th. For late admission/arrival please contact Debbie Wood to schedule a make-up appointment.
  • All Graduating Seniors are required to complete the ETS Proficiency Profile (ETSPP), iSkills Test, and a Major Field Test (MFT) for each major as applicable. Seat reservations for the ETSPP, iSkills and MFTs are required; please refer to the testing schedule for dates, times, and locations.
    • A $75 late testing fee will apply for each missed senior test, and the student must contact Debbie Wood to schedule a make-up test.
    • CAT testing is also required of seniors and tentatively will be administered in the capstone course by the instructor. Contact Dr. Rebecca Klase for more information on the CAT.

Contact Debbie Wood for senior testing session reservations or to schedule an appointment for a Computer Competency Test, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), Miller Analogies Test (MAT), or to take any make-up tests.

Contact information:

Deborah M. Wood | Office of Assessment
Office location: LIB 10 (Library basement)
P.O. Box 960
Misenheimer, NC, 28109
(704) 463-3021
Fax: (704) 463-1363
debbie.wood@pfeiffer.edu


 
 

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