How to Apply

Application checklist

We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 cohorts. The final application deadline is Friday, February 1, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. If you are interested in applying to the WLP, please contact or visit O’Neill SPEA 260, for additional information.

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Here is the information you’ll need for the online application:

  • A cover letter that answers why you are interested in the Washington Leadership Program, your personal and professional goals, and how the Washington Leadership Program will help you Lead for the Greater Good.
  • A professional copy of your resume—we strongly advise that you seek assistance from your career services office. If you are an O’Neill student, have Career Hub review your cover letter and resume before you submit them.
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  • A professional reference from a current or former professor, or work supervisor in support of your application. Reference letters must be submitted to, with the subject line "Student Name_WLP Reference".