Politics + Society
Being open to the free exchange of ideas—even those you disagree with—doesn’t mean our students aren’t involved in the wider world of politics and change. Intellectual engagement leads our students to a fuller understanding of why they champion causes and how they can best convince others of their positions. With our campus at the center of Maryland’s capital city and a short drive to Washington, DC, political and advocacy-related organizations are close to home for Johnnies.
For Johnnies who are passionate about causes and movements, there’s no argument that the Annapolis campus offers an ideal location. The city hums with political, social, and economic power as Maryland’s capital seat. Find internship and activism opportunities in and around the Maryland State House, including with the Maryland Student Legislature.
Johnnies know that devoting so much work to academics and “the life of the mind” doesn’t mean closing themselves off to the people around them. Acting for change is something many students come to naturally. There are many different ways you can advocate for policies close to your heart: write an op-ed, join a rally, organize a protest, or volunteer your time. Service opportunities abound in Anne Arundel County, both through the county’s volunteer center as well as many local organizations.
Located only 30 miles from the nation’s capital, our campus offers students easy access to a tremendous number of internship, job shadowing, and employment opportunities. Our students can explore their passions, pursue public service, and seek opportunities in politics and advocacy groups. You might even end up spending a summer at NASA if you feel like you need a bit more space. Many Johnnies enjoy the city so much they settle into careers in DC after graduation!