DC Flyers Program Application Final

NOVEMBER 15, 2013, AT 9:00 A.M.

The approximate program dates are:  June 2 to August 8, 2014

Submitting Your Application

The University of Dayton DC Flyers Program is a residential, academic and experiential learning opportunity offered in coordination with The Washington Center. Students in the program must:

  • Be members in good standing of the University of Dayton Honors Program
  • Possess a 3.5 GPA
  • Have a desire to learn more about public service careers
  • Be available to participate full-time in internships, professional development and academic studies while in Washington, D.C.

If you have any questions or concerns about the application process, please contact:

University Honors Program
Phone:  937.229.4615
Email:  honorsinfo@udayton.edu

Application Materials

Submit all parts of the DC Flyers Program application based on the deadline above:

Part 1:  General Information (go to on-line form DC Flyers Application)

Part 2:  Required Essays (go to on-line form DC Flyers Application Part 2)

Part 3:  Agreements and Authorization Signature (go to on-line form DC Flyers Application Final)

Part 4:  Letters of Recommendation

  • One UD faculty member letter of recommendation is required on University of Dayton letterhead and signed by the faculty member.
  • One additional letter of recommendation from an academic or professional relationship (work, internship, co-op, etc.)
  • A PDF should be sent to honorsinfo@udayton.edu or through campus mail to Laura Cotten, University Honors Program, +0311 from each person sending a recommendation.

Part 5:  Other Materials (submit all materials  as PDF or Word document files to honorsinfo@udayton.edu).

Ensure that you include your full name and the University of Dayton on the top right of each page of your Statement of Professional Interest and the essay. These two submissions should be typed, double-spaced and on 8.5 x 11 paper.

  1. Resume (no more than 2 pages)
  2. Statement of Professional Interest--describe the kinds of activities with which you would like to be involved during your internship and how these activities would relate to your career goals. (100 words) NOTE: Please do not specify the names of any particular organization as this document may be sent to potential internship sites.
  3. Issue Essay (500 words)
    • Discuss one issue related to the field in which you wish to work, such as conducting a web-based research among major news organization sites to find out about new and recent controversies in your field of interest; discuss the essay with your faculty advisor developing issues in the field.
    • Do not try to write a research paper but simply demonstrate that you have a serious interest and some background knowledge about issues that are important in your field.
    • Your essay will be shared with prospective internship sites. Please take time to ensure your essay is well-written, organized and contains no typographical errors.

Special Note

Should you be accepted into the DC Flyers Program you will need to accept or reject the opportunity no later than January 31, 2014. You may not opt out of the Program after this date.

Agreements and Authorization

Please complete all questions to finalize your on-line DC Flyers Application and submit your electronic signature.

* Have you ever been found responsible for a disciplinary violation at any post-secondary school you have attended, whether related to academic misconduct or behavioral misconduct that resulted in your probation, suspension, removal, dismissal or expulsion from the institution?
* Have you ever been convicted of a felony?
* I authorize all post-secondary schools I have attended to release all requested records and authorize review for the admission process of both the University Honors Program and The Washington Center.
* Should I be accepted to the DC Flyers Program, I give The Washington Center (TWC) consent to disclose information from my education record to my parents and guardians (including information from my academic placement, administration, financial and health records created by TWC or forwarded to TWC by my college or university for the purposes of facilitating my placement and keeping parties informed of my internship progress. Such information may be disclosed to those individuals from the time that I apply to TWC until a two-year period following completion of my internship.
* I understand and agree that upon acceptance to the DC Flyers Program I will submit an official transcript to Laura Cotten in the University Honors Program, which will be sent to The Washington Center on my behalf.
* I will abide by the Program's community standards expectations and understand failing to do so will jeopardize my participation.
* I confirm that all parts of the DC Flyers Program application that I submit are true and correct.
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