Pre-Orientation: Campaign Bootcamp

Campaign Bootcamp, run by the Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics) at the McCourt School of Public Policy, will give students a behind-the-scenes look at political campaigning. GU Politics’ mission is to reconnect young people with the notion that politics is a noble vehicle for public service.

Over the course of the program, students will learn about the actual mechanics of campaigning from message development and polling to managing volunteers and getting-out-the-vote. At the end of the week, students will get to put their knowledge to the test by simulating a competitive political campaign and helping their candidate win!

Previous campaign or political experience is not a prerequisite to apply; just be sure to come prepared to learn about and work in the fast-paced and exhilarating world of campaigning!


The 2019 Pre-Orientation Programs application form can be accessed on HoyaLink using the link below.  The application will open on May 1, and applications will be due by 11:59pm on June 17. Students will be notified of their application decision by July 3. Students are encouraged to wait until a decision has been communicated before making final travel arrangements.

Click here to apply!

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