What is the Civic Leadership Program? It is a unique two-and-a-half-year undergraduate and graduate program that helps you put your ideals to work. The program is open to students at the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois in any major and features a three-part program: an academic component, a practicum component, and a capstone experience. The Civic Leadership Program is supported by the Cline Center for Democracy, UIUC Department of Political Science, the College of LAS and the UIUC College of Law.
Students are eligible to apply for the program once they achieve junior standing (60 credits) and graduate the University with a Master of Arts degree in Political Science after one year of graduate work. The CLP is designed to complement and enhance studentsí educational experience while allowing them to pursue their chosen major and/or minor field of study. Each year an admissions committee selects 10-20 highly qualified students, which become the next group of Civic Leadership Fellows.
You can learn more about the Civic Leadership Program on these pages, meet current and previous Fellows, and even apply for the Program.
The Civic Leadership Fellows past and present, the CLP administration, the Political Science Department and the University of Illinois in general would like to thank the McCormick Foundation for it continual support of the Civic Leadership Program without which the program could not continue to function.
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