Global Leaders & Professionals Program

It's never too early to start career prep

At the Hamilton Lugar School, our primary job is preparing future global leaders for post-graduate careers. One of the best ways we do that is through the Global Leaders & Professionals Program.

GLPP is an intensive experience designed to equip and empower dedicated students pursuing careers in global leadership with professional skills and opportunities. In other words, we'll teach you the nuts-and-bolts of landing internships and building a successful career.

The Global Leaders & Professionals Program is open to all HLS sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

This program provided me with a community of passionate students where we prepared for our post-graduate lives and had fun along the way. GLPP also showed me how important networking is, not only with successful professionals, but also with my fellow peers.

Silvia Josefina Lombardo, Major: International Studies (Global Health & Environment concentration)

Quick facts

Apply to GLPP

Submit your application packet (eg. Resume, Cover Letter, and contact information for a professional reference) to We do not need a professional letter of reference. Priority Application Deadline: Nov. 7, 2022. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through Jan. 13, 2023. The program begins in the Spring 2023 Semester.

Set your schedule

In order to provide you with more professional development opportunities, we will also be offering intersession courses in the fall 3 week and spring 3 week sessions focused on careers and skills. Please consult the course schedule for the most up-to-date information.

GLPP hosts weekly workshops aimed at helping select students (sophomores to seniors) expand their networks, connect with employers, find career mentors, and navigate application processes. Workshop topics include:

  • Connecting your academic interests to "real world" skills
  • Standing out in the crowd and articulating your value to recruiters and employers
  • Incoporating a global component to your job
  • Learning techniques to master the job-seeking process, from beginning your search to negotiating an offer

Students also participate in networking events with leaders in the private, public and nonprofit sectors.

It was good just to be with other students who were kind of in the same realm as you... [the program] opened up my horizons.

Nivedha Meyyappan, class of 2019

How to apply

GLPP students are committed to attending all sessions, eager to conduct job searches, and comfortable working in a collaborative setting. Recent alumni have secured positions at a range of exciting destinations, including the United Nations, US Department of State, Indiana International Center, DC-based policy organizations, and international finance firms.

Application packet

  • Resume
  • Reference (one academic or one professional)
  • Cover letter (one page) describing:
    • Post-graduation career goals
    • What you hope to gain (e.g., specific skills, networking)
    • Academic or professional experiences that have helped you identify career goals or inspired you to pursue a course of study

Submit your application packet to

Priority Application Deadline: Nov. 7, 2022.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through Jan. 13, 2023.

The program begins in the Spring 2023 Semester.