Health Policy Immersion Program

Health Policy Immersion Program

Experience firsthand the challenges and innovations in the health policy landscape.

The Health Policy Immersion Program provides a deep dive into current policy debates and connects participants with individuals shaping health policy.

Over the course of four days in the nation's capital, you'll gain practical skills in policy formulation, implementation and assessment, with a focus on real-world application. You'll also build a network of professionals and peers, visit institutions in D.C. shaping health policy, and engage directly with policymakers, nonprofit professionals and industry leaders, exploring themes like health equity, access and policy implications in various healthcare sectors.

This TWC short-term program runs September 26-29, 2024, with housing provided at TWC’s Residential and Academic Facility. Scholarships may be available.

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The Power of TWC’s Short-Term Programs

The Washington Center’s short-term programs take learners beyond the classroom and put them front-and-center with individuals and institutions of influence. In less than one week, learners build skills and professional networks that can fuel career growth, connect with individuals like elected officials, policy leaders and other experts, and explore the wide variety of jobs and professional roles available in a field like health policy. Our innovative programs have supported hundreds of learners with an easily accessible and valuable way to shape their futures, with 77% of participants rating their experience in the program as “excellent.”

This program prepared us for life after graduation! Along with all that I learned professionally, I also made lifelong connections.”

Zoe Agunbiade, 2023 TWC Short-Term Program Participant

The program's immersive curriculum and networking opportunities exposed me to invaluable skills and insights crucial for success in today's dynamic landscape.”

Felicia Ilori, 2024 TWC Short-Term Program Participant

Housing and Living

You’ll stay in TWC’s furnished intern housing in the NoMa neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Our Residential and Academic Facility (RAF) is within walking distance of the Capitol Building, National Mall and the best that D.C. has to offer (not to mention essentials like grocery stores and the Metro).




Most participants share a 2-bedroom/2-bath apartment with three other participants in our modern academic and residential building. We'll provide everything you need, most of what you'll want and even some perks you might not have expected.

Each apartment is fully furnished and includes:

  • a full dining set (pots, pans, dishes, silverware, coffee maker and toaster)
  • refrigerator
  • microwave
  • dishwasher
  • iron and ironing board
  • vacuum cleaner
  • mop and broom
  • washer and dryer
  • wi-fi

What to Pack

Please be prepared to pack the following:

  • bed linens (twin XL sheets)
  • bath towels
  • blanket
  • pillow
  • personal toiletries
  • government-issued ID card
  • small folding umbrella
  • business casual or smart casual attire for academic sessions and site visits
  • casual attire for evenings and weekends
  • laptop (optional)
  • notebook and pens
  • clothes hangers

Housing Services

Our housing is managed by a dedicated housing services team to ensure you have everything you need to live comfortably.

We want every student to be able to maximize their experience, so we offer reasonable accommodations to students with documented disabilities. TWC's housing is ADA accessible, and wheelchair accessible apartments are available to participants who need them. We also allow documented service animals and emotional support animals.

A Commitment to Access, Equity and Inclusion

TWC recognizes that diversity brings innovation and creativity to the workplace and encourages fresh perspectives. As such, we are committed to shaping the future of the workforce so that it is representative of the full diversity across the U.S. and allows inclusion and belonging for talent of all backgrounds and lived experiences.


To be eligible to participate in this program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • If accepted, commit to attending and fully participating in the Health Policy Immersion Program in Washington, D.C. from September 26 – 29, 2024.
  • If accepted, commit to upholding TWC’s Seminar and Short-Term Policies (including the Student Code of Conduct) before and during the program experience.

Program Cost – Revised Pricing for Greater Access

Because TWC believes in the importance of skilled and empowered future leaders to guide this critically important sector, we have adjusted our pricing to make it more accessible.

  • Cost with Housing: $1,095
  • Cost for Commuter Students (no housing): $695

Scholarship opportunities are available for select students.

Dates and Deadlines

Check-In: Thursday, September 26, 2024
Check-Out: Sunday, September 29, 2024

How to Apply

The application period for the 2024 Health Policy Immersion Program is now closed.

We offer many other immersive learning programs to build skills and networks for careers. Please visit to learn more.


Application Documents

Below are the documents you’ll need to submit with your application. Please note that your documents must be saved as PDFs in order to upload them.

  • Statement of Interest: In 100-250 words, tell us what makes you an ideal fit for this program and share your goals for the experience. If you believe you are eligible for state funding, please tell us why receiving a scholarship to fund your participation would make a difference for you.
  • One-page Resumé: Share a current copy of your resume. If you're creating one for the first time, include your educational background and other experiences (internships, volunteer work, on-campus leadership positions, honors, or awards). See our resume guide and sample resumes for more details.
  • Transcript: Upload an official copy of your transcript from your current college/university directly into the application. Please ensure your transcript includes (a) your name, (b) your school’s name, (c) your cumulative GPA and (d) shows your current courses, if you are currently enrolled. If your social security number is included on your transcript, please conceal it prior to upload. If you have attended multiple institutions, send transcripts for additional schools to We’ll use your transcript to verify your enrollment and scholarship eligibility, if applicable.