The MIT Science Policy Initiative coordinates Executive Visit Days (ExVD) each fall. Students meet with Executive Agencies in Washington, D.C. to discuss science and technology policy issues, providing an excellent opportunity for networking and learning about career paths in government and think tanks. Policy makers from federal and non-governmental organizations, such as the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institute for Standards and Technology, teach participants about current organizational goals, funding concerns, and policy priorities. The program's aim is to underscore the long-term importance of science, engineering, technology, and innovation that support the nation’s economic growth and global competitiveness.

Participants are required to be active in the preparation for the ExVD trip. Each participant will be asked to contribute to the planning of the ExVD. Full participation is expected (include planning meetings) and non-compliance may lead to loss of reimbursement. Please note that selected participants must have a valid passport and be willing to share personal details for security clearance.

SPI supports participants with: group accommodation for the nights of the trip, 1 group dinner, and travel expenses (flight and Metro) reimbursed up to $200.

2018 Application Deadline: Friday, September 21, 2018 at 5:00 pm

2018 Trip Dates: Sunday, October 28 - Wednesday, October 31, 2018

2019 Application will be released in September of 2019, so check back then!

2019 Trip Dates: To Be Announced