Chatham University


Chatham University is a founding member of PLEN (the Public Leadership Education Network), a coalition of women’s colleges and universities that offers Washington DC-based seminars and internships*. The Center offers scholarships for Chatham students to attend PLEN Seminars throughout the year. PLEN Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis. These trips are typically attended by pre–law students (Law and Legal Advocacy; Public Policy Seminars), science majors (Women & Science/Technology Policy Seminar), and for those with more general policy interests. Participants in PLEN seminars or internships have credit-earning opportunities. The Center coordinates applications to the PLEN program. Contact the PCWP at for additional information about conference registration, credit, and financial assistance for participation.

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Health Policy

Women of Color Influencing Washington (Virtual)

Public Policy

STEM Policy

Global Policy

Future LGBTQIA+ Leaders (Virtual)

What Chatham Students Say…

PLEN's Women and Congress seminar effectively taught me how to become a world ready woman - one who can officially tell people, without fear, that she wants to be President someday.

- Ava Roberts, Class of 2022

PLEN has taught me to speak up and stand out! I am thankful for my experience and I plan on taking the advice given to me to really making a difference in the world.

- Mars Touloumes, Class of 2021

PLEN taught me important questions to ask regarding my salary and benefits.

- Lalah Williams, Class of 2022