2023 Summer Institute
Join peers and professional women in politics from across the state who share the goal of increasing
women's representation in politics. Receive
mentorship, expand your professional network,
and gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence you
need to seize leadership roles in politics and public
The NEW MS Summer Institute is a unique opportunity to increase your understanding of
policymaking and electoral processes, identify a
range of careers in politics and public service,
engage with a diverse group of professional
women in those careers, and nurture your own
ambition for a life of leadership.
All participants earn two college credits in women's
studies or political science that may be transferred
to the institution they attend.
There is no cost to students. We cover all tuition
and fees, housing, meals, and transportation to and
from Jackson during the program. Students are
only responsible for their transportation to and
from Columbus, MS.
NEW Leadership® Mississippi is open to undergraduate students enrolled in any Mississippi
college or university and Mississippi residents
enrolled in out-of-state schools. We are committed
to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity,
socioeconomic background, political ideology, and
sexual orientation. We strongly encourage women
of all backgrounds to apply.