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Applications for the 2024 Summer Policy Institute are now closed.

Oklahoma Summer Policy Institute

OK Policy’s Oklahoma Summer Policy Institute (SPI) brings together highly-qualified college students, recent graduates, and new policy professionals for a four-day learning experience that informs participants about Oklahoma’s policy landscape and provides tools and resources to create change in our state.


SPI is a four-day program held during two summer sessions: 

  • Norman: June 27-28, 2024
  • Tulsa: July 25-26, 2024

Overnight accommodations will be provided for participants during each session. 

What is SPI?

The Oklahoma Summer Policy Institute program offers participants a unique opportunity to become better informed about the most important Oklahoma policy issues, build relationships with their peers and leaders, and prepare for their future studies and work in policy-related fields.

The OK Policy team leads SPI, which includes hosting policy experts from government, academia, and community organizations throughout Oklahoma. Participants have a chance to network with fellow students, policy leaders, OK Policy staff, and past SPI alumni.

[Read these testimonials from past OKSPI participants]

[View 2023 OKC/Norman SPI Agenda] [View 2023 Tulsa SPI Agenda]

Who can participate?

SPI is open to current undergraduate or graduate students with at least 24 hours of college credit who attend an Oklahoma college/university or have graduated from an Oklahoma high school, recent graduates who completed their degree programs within the last year, and professionals who have started their careers in policy-related fields with Oklahoma-based organizations in the last year.

Participants are selected through a competitive application process that identifies applicants with strong academic training, diverse experiences, and a clear interest in public policy. Particular emphasis is given on selecting a class of participants from a broad range of educational institutions, fields of study, and geographic and cultural backgrounds.

Program tuition is $400 and includes all meals and overnight accommodations. Full and partial financial assistance will be available to all students who need a scholarship to attend. No one will be denied a spot at SPI due to inability to pay.