Inside Politics

Get the inside story on politics and media in our nation's capital.

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Please note that Inside Politics is not currently accepting new participants. In Fall 2018, the Eisenhower Institute offered a similar experience through its special one-time program Decision 2018: The Midterm Elections.

Inside Politics is the Eisenhower Institute's semester-long mentoring experience on campus at Gettysburg College and in Washington, D.C. designed for students from diverse academic disciplines to identify and understand the “story behind the story” of political parties, campaigns, the American presidency, Congress, and public perceptions of contemporary public policy matters. Inside Politics provides a select group of Gettysburg College students with distinct learning opportunities and access to high profile, influential public servants and policymakers. The program is led by Kasey Pipes.

Program Components

The program is divided into three complementary parts:

  • Lectures/interactive sessions that provide participants with the insightful perspectives and information necessary to understand politics and policy development
  • A research project that enables participants to research a specific policy issue selected by each participant
  • A participant-run Inside Politics Student Symposium in which seminar participants present the key findings from their research