Chatham University

NEW Leadership™ Pennsylvania
Summer Institute 2020 Application

May 31 – June 5, 2020

Application deadline: April 30, 2020


NEW Leadership™ Pennsylvania is a program hosted by the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics (PCWP) at Chatham University to educate, empower, and encourage college women to become politically active and to take on leadership roles.

The NEW Leadership™ summer institute is an intensive, non-partisan, six-day residential program that will take place May 31 - June 5, 2020 at the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During the summer institute, students will meet women leaders, learn about women in American politics, and develop and practice leadership skills through panel discussions, workshops, and hands-on projects. After the summer institute, participants are encouraged to continue to develop public leadership skills and will be invited to return to PCWP for special events, workshops, and programs.


Each participating college and university is asked to pay a $325 program fee per student. Housing, food, and all program materials are provided for the full six days of the program. There is no direct cost to the students.

Applicants are required to provide contact information for a faculty or staff member at their school who will agree to assist them in obtaining funding for the NEW Leadership™ program fee.


NEW Leadership™ Pennsylvania is open to undergraduate students enrolled in any Pennsylvania college or university and Pennsylvania residents enrolled in out-of-state schools. PCWP is committed to including women from diverse socioeconomic, ethnic, racial and educational backgrounds in each NEW Leadership™ program. We strongly encourage women of color, nontraditional college women, and students majoring in fields outside political science to apply.


NEW Leadership™ Pennsylvania participants are expected to attend all summer institute sessions and live in the residence halls during the entire program May 31 - June 5, 2020. In completing this application, you acknowledge that you are aware of these requirements and agree, if accepted, to make every effort to meet this commitment.


We are offering NEW Leadership™ Pennsylvania for credit. If you are interested in earning two credits for this experience the cost is $854/credit. The program fee does not cover the cost of credits for the course. All students interested in earning credit for the experience should contact the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics at or 412-365-1878. All students will be responsible for transferring credits to their home institution.