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The Hansard Scholars Programme
London, England

Autumn: Sep – Dec
Internships in the British political system with placements with an MP in the House of Commons, a Peer in the House of Lords, a parliamentary clerk, or other political organisations that could involve work with think tanks, human rights groups, campaign groups, lobbyists, law firms, research organisations, or policy makers. Three days a week are spent in the intership placement, and take two lecture courses designed to provide background knowledge for the internship experience. You will also work on a research project of your choice. The programme includes guest lecturers concentrating on topics of importance to UK politics.

Fees include registration and tuition at the London School of Economics, entitling you to membership at the British Library of Political Science, an LSE email account, use of the LSE IT facilities, Student Union membership, and access to all student facilities, as well as other facilities offered by other colleges of the University of London.

Each semester also includes a number of cultural events and excursions including theatre trips and political study visits to Oxord and Edinburgh. The four-day Edinburgh visit includes a tour of the Scottish Parliament and lectures on Scottish law and politics from a number of high profile speakers. Scholars will have the opportunity to debate current issues surrounding Europe and international politics.

A total of 15 credits are awarded on successful completion of the Programme.


“¢ The Hansard Scholars Programme is open to both undergraduates and graduates. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.
“¢ Previous experience in British politics is not necessary.
“¢ Candidates should display genuine interest in politics, enthusiasm, and the necessary integrity to work at all levels of Government and Parliament, as well as other British political organisations.

Cost in US$ – $10,000 – $12,000

Cost Includes
The Programme fees are 6,350 (British pounds sterling) and include: all tuition at the LSE and registration, accommodation, a London travelcard (for unlimited travel in central London), political study visits to Edinburgh and Oxford and cultural trips.

Application Process:
“¢ Letters of Reference
“¢ Resume
“¢ Transcript
“¢ Written Application

Post Services Include:
“¢ Alumni Network