The College of Social Work DC Fly-In
Having social workers involved in policy making in Washington, D.C. is critical. The Ohio State University College of Social Work knows the importance of this and has created an ever-growing, unique opportunity for our students to experience policy analysis and advocacy at the national level. For the third consecutive year, College of Social Work students have the opportunity to participate in our annual D.C. Fly-In.
During this four-day experience in Washington, D.C., students hone in on their advocacy and community organizing skills. They attend workshops on how to affect policy through advocacy, schedule visits on Capitol Hill with members of Congress to advocate for legislation, and attend a networking reception with members of Congress. Our students also have the opportunity to tour Capitol Hill, meet with NASW headquarters staff, and interact with Buckeye alumni in the region.
The college selects approximately 20 (PhD, MSW, BSSW) students through an application and interview process. These students are selected based on their interest in policy and advocacy, professionalism, and dedication to the social work profession. Participants in this program are required to attend several online meetings and trainings with Ohio State University staff, including government affairs.
This D.C. experience not only provides the participants with hands-on experiences in our nation’s capital, but it also presents an opportunity for professional development, cross-generational exchange, and career advancement.
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