Learning Firsthand - Public Affairs
Many students expand their knowledge and skill sets through internship experiences off campus.
The Summer Scholars Program at Roanoke College is a grant program that enables qualified students to conduct intensive, independent research for eight to twelve weeks during the summer.
URAP is a program unique to Roanoke College where students work as research assistants with a member of the Roanoke College faculty on an original research project of interest to both the URAP scholar and to the faculty mentor.
May Term is approximately a three week period during which students can participate in a wide array of Intensive Learning opportunities, including travel courses as well as on-campus courses.
Independent studies provide students with a practical application of their particular majors or more specialized study in a particular area.
Roanoke College offers many study abroad programs that allow students to earn academic credit while outside the United States.
Students live and work in the Nation's Capital. They take two one-unit academic courses and a two unit internship in the office of a member of Congress, a government agency or a non-profit organization, or in other challenging positions.
Roanoke College students from across the political spectrum are getting involved in local, state and national politics - from the City of Roanoke mayoral campaign to Virginia General Assembly and Congressional races to the presidential election.