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Washington DC Fly-In

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Launched in 2017, the Washington, DC Policy and Advocacy Fly-In is part of the UA School of Social Work’s Washington, D.C. Field Education Program. The Fly-In is a two-day, in-depth field experience in policy research, analysis, and advocacy. Students are trained in policy analysis and advocacy by experts from a variety of policy and advocacy organizations such as the National Association of Social Workers, the Council on Social Work Education, the Child Welfare League of America, and many others. Each student has two scheduled meetings with Congress members to advocate for specific legislation. Since its inception, hundreds of students from schools including The University of Alabama, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, The University of Alabama at Huntsville, Alabama State University, Simmons University, and The Ohio State University have participated in this valuable experience.

Washington, D.C. Fly-In Application Form

*The School of Social Work has generously agreed to cover the $350 registration fee for any student who is accepted into the D.C. Fly In program and is currently enrolled in one of the University of Alabama School of Social Work degree programs.

Washington, D.C. Internship Financial Aid

Through the generosity of alumni, donors and The School of Social Work, the following scholarships and stipends are available for the Washington, DC program:

  • The Washington Program Endowed Scholarship
  • The Barbara and Russell Beaulieu Endowed Scholarship
  • The Coy Stout Endowed Scholarship
  • The Madeleine Hill Endowed Scholarship
  • The School of Social Work Board of Friends Endowed Scholarship
  • The Beaulieu Support Fund
  • The Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Scholarship
  • The Vulcan Materials Endowed Scholarship
  • Vulcan Washington Fellows Scholarship
  • The Gilead Foundation Scholarship
  • School of Social Work Stipends