Live, work and learn on Capitol Hill
You could spend your summer working alongside U.S. Secret Service agents, conducting research in a FDA laboratory or witnessing public policy in the making in our nation's capital — all through the Les Aspin Center for Government.
We offer specialized internship opportunities for eligible students in any major at any university. You can study in Washington, D.C., Milwaukee or Ghana, Africa — wherever your interests take you.
And we'll tailor your experience to your field of study. Our interns are not just political science majors. They're studying biological sciences, business, communication, engineering, nursing and more.
We've been helping them do that for 25 years, and more than than 2,200 students have had a unique look at the American political process thanks to the Aspin Center. They've worked in nearly 100 congressional offices, the State Department, the Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Secret Service, the White House, and the Department of Defense (to name just a few). Many choose to return to Washington, D.C., to pursue careers in public service, and hundreds of Aspin Center alumni are working on Capitol Hill or in other positions at national, state or local levels.
News and events
- Our office on campus is moving: Please note that on March 31, 2015, The Les Aspin Center on campus will be moving to Zilber Hall (Suite 256) at 1250 W. Wisconsin Avenue. We will be fully installed by April 2.
- Application Deadlines
Fall 2015 - Application Deadline Extended - Please submit applications by April 7, 2015
- Les Aspin Center dedicates O'Brien House (The Marquette Tribune, January 21, 2014)
- Les Aspin Center celebrates 25th anniversary (The Marquette Tribune, April 11, 2013)
- Les Aspin Center celebrates 25 years of preparing students for public service (Marquette Matters, December 2012/January 2013)