Partner Programs

Close Up partners with organizations and businesses on specially designed programs to provide students with leadership opportunities.


Close Up partners with a variety of organizations to conduct special programs that inspire and empower young people to become engaged citizens. Through Close Up’s nonpartisan approach and expertise in designing effective programs for students, these programs help our partners target communities and constituents, focus on specific policy issues, and invest in the development of future leaders.

Participation in a Close Up program requires parent or guardian approval for any participants under 18 years of age. 

Bank of America: Student Leaders Program
Georgetown University: Leaders in Advocacy Institute
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute: Young Latino Leaders in Washington
American Civil Liberties Union: Summer Advocacy Institute
National Civics & Law Academy
Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference



Washington, DC

Six-Day Program

Learn about American democracy first-hand during this in-depth exploration of the nation’s capital. Learn More >

Washington, DC

Four-Day Program

Explore the nation’s capital during this fast-paced 4-day adventure! Learn More >

Washington, DC & New York City

Examine the relationship between business and government with visits to two of America’s most important cities! Learn More >

Washington, DC & Williamsburg

Better understand the evolution of American democracy with visits to our nation’s most historic cities. Learn More >

New Americans Program

Discover our nation’s diverse heritage on this DC program geared to immigrant and migrant students. Learn More >

Create Your Own Program

Partner with us to design a one-of-a-kind DC experience for your school! Learn More >

Asia Pacific Program 

Learn about the power of foreign policy through an international relations simulation in the heart of Hawaii! Learn More >

American Indian Focus Programs

Consider the issues facing Indian Country through one of three exclusive programs offered in the nation’s capital. Learn More >

Local Programs

Start a local program focused on state and local government issues in your area! Learn More >