• Junior, Senior
• Applicants should have appropriate course background in British politics or European politics. It is important that applicants show a genuine interest in politics and public policy, and a commitment to studying in a high level political environment.
• 3.0 cumulative GPA
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Social Science

Classroom Language




Program Duration

Summer: Mid-May - Late July

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Summer 2018  2/23/2018

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!

England, London
Hansard Scholars

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Co-sponsored by Hansard Society and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Hansard Scholars program offers an outstanding opportunity for you to gain academic and practical knowledge of the British political system and current debates in UK public policy. 

The Hansard Society is the UK’s leading research and education think tank.  This intensive 8-week program allows you to gain the professional skill set and political experience necessary to prepare for a successful career in leadership roles.  You will study British politics, attend seminars with politicians and participate in an academic internship which corresponds with your interests, expertise and career aspirations. 

Past internship placements have  been at the heart of the British political establishment:  with a Member of Parliament, a Member of the House of Lords (Peer), a departmental Select Committee, Government ministry, media organization, law firm, public affairs or government relations consultancy, NGO, think tank or pressure group.