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The application for the 2022 program is NOW OPEN. Applications must be submitted by 11:59PM PST on Sunday, January 9, 2022. 



Do you have questions about WLP or the application? Please attend one of our virtual information sessions, on the dates below. WLP board members and alumni will answer questions about how to craft an ideal application, stand out in your interview, and make the most of your summer! To attend, please RSVP here. Zoom information will be sent to attendees shortly before each session. 

  • Thursday, November 11 at 6pm EST

  • Tuesday, December 7 at 7pm EST

  • Wednesday, January 5 at 8pm EST

Please note that this application requires submission of:

  • Resume

  • Letter of recommendation

  • Two essay questions

  • Unofficial transcript (optional)

You are NOT able to save a partially-filled application and return at a later time. Therefore, please complete the essays and have your resume ready BEFORE you complete the online application. Please see guidelines below.


Application Instructions

The application must be submitted online using the link above but a preview of the application and instructions can be found here. Answers to frequently asked questions can be found here.


The resume should be limited to ONE page in length and include your contact and school information. Your resume should highlight academic experience; leadership experience; work or volunteer experience; and honors, awards, and activities. Resumes of accepted applicants will be used in the internship placement process and shared with potential internship offices.

Letter of Recommendation

Please have an individual (other than a family member) who is qualified to speak to your leadership potential and commitment to public service submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf by January 9, 2022. The signed letter of reference must be on official letterhead and sent via PDF electronically to from your recommender’s official e-mail address. The downloadable application and instructions preview includes a "Request for a Recommendation Letter" that you may share with your recommender if needed.



Please submit an answer to each essay question listed below. Responses should be approximately 300 words, fit on ONE page, and include your full name and essay question at the top of each page. Please submit each essay as a separate file.


  1. How would you use the WLP experience to further your goals for 1) yourself and 2) your campus or community?

  2. Provide an example of how identity has influenced your perspective on civic engagement.


Unofficial transcripts may be submitted to give your application additional context.

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