The Hamilton Term in Washington Program offers a combination of rigorous academic study and real-world experience in national government to the 16 juniors and seniors who participate each fall. Students do research and attend seminars led by a resident member of Hamilton’s Government Department while working full time in a Washington, D.C., office. In recent years, students have worked in the White House Communications Office, the Senate Judiciary Committee, the State Department and the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division.
The College's Program in New York City gives students an understanding of global politics, economics and culture while living in Manhattan and studying under a Hamilton faculty member. An internship is a key part of the program, and many students turn their internships into extended research projects. Some are selected to present the results of their research as Hamilton's designated Levitt Fellows.