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Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) seminars provide college students the valuable opportunity to explore their career interests through meetings with industry leaders, interactive workshops, and site visits in Washington, DC. Full time undergraduate women-identified and gender minority students can apply for an NCI PLEN grant to support attendance to one of these seminars. 


PLEN Information Sessions: If you want to learn more about applying for a NCI PLEN grant, please attend one of the following information sessions.  Read below for information on each session and for application dates:
  • September 7th at 4 PM
  • October 6th at 4 PM
  • October 20th at 4 PM

·       *All are located at the NCI House – 7025 Freret St.

If you cannot attend a session and would like to meet with Betsy to discuss PLEN and the NCI funding application process, please reach out to her at elopez@tulane.edu to schedule a time to meet prior to the application due date.

 

PLEN 2016-17 Sessions & Funding Applications

PLEN: "Women, Law, and Legal Advocacy" Workshop
Seminar Dates: October 19-22, 2016

NCI Application: Will be open September 1-20, 2016
College women considering careers in law will explore the connections between legal careers and the legislative process in Washington, DC. This seminar exposes students to a range of professional opportunities in law, from issue-based advocacy to government service.
″ For information on the PLEN scholarship to cover the $125 registration fee, 
visit here.

 

PLEN: "Women in Public Policy" Workshop
Seminar Dates: January 2-7, 2017

NCI Application: Will be open October 1-31, 2016
The public policy arena offers endless career opportunities, from government service to issue-based advocacy for nonprofit and for-profit organizations. College women will explore how to influence the policy issues they are passionate about and learn the range of professional opportunities and skills required to be successful.   

″ For information on the PLEN scholarship to cover the $125 registration fee, visit here.

 

PLEN: "Women in STEM Policy" Workshop
Seminar Dates: January 8-13, 2017

NCI Application: Will be open October 1-31, 2016
This seminar offers college women a valuable opportunity to hear firsthand from women  in science, health, and technology who are shaping our nation's STEM agenda.   

″ For information on the PLEN scholarship to cover the $125 registration fee, visit here.

PLEN: "Women, Business, and Policy" Workshop
Seminar Dates: February 8-11, 2017

NCI Application: Will be open October 1-31, 2016
Learn how women in the business and government sectors interact with each other to write and implement policy. Explore policy careers in business, economics, and corporate social responsibility.   

″ For information on the PLEN scholarship to cover the $125 registration fee, visit here.

 

PLEN: "Women Unlocking Nonprofits" Workshop
Seminar Dates: February 15-18, 2017

NCI Application: Will be open October 1-31, 2016
Women interested in a mission-based career will benefit from meeting top level professionals from a variety of nonprofit organizations.  Nonprofits offer the unparalleled opportunity to contribute and excel while making a difference

″ For information on the PLEN scholarship to cover the $125 registration fee, visit here.

 

PLEN: "Women and Congress" Workshop
Seminar Dates: March 12-17, 2017

NCI Application: Will be open in spring 2017 semester
College women considering careers in policy will learn about the legislative process in Washington, DC and explore hot-button issues on the Hill. This seminar exposes students to a range of professional opportunities in and related to Congress, from lobbying to working on a Senate or House Committee.

″ For information on the PLEN scholarship to cover the $125 registration fee, visit here.

 

PLEN: "Women in Global Policy" Workshop
Seminar Dates: May 14-19, 2017

NCI Application: Will be open in spring 2017 semester
College women will learn about foreign policy from distinguished women whose work makes a global impact during this week in Washington, DC. Students will hear from leaders advocating for humanitarian issues, citizens' rights, international security, and international development in an increasingly interconnected world.

″ For information on the PLEN scholarship to cover the $125 registration fee, visit here.

″ Graduating seniors are not eligible to receive NCI funding for this conference.

 

For more information, contact Betsy Lopez at elopez@tulane.edu.

 


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