You begin the application process by contacting the Arneson Institute Director, Professor Mike Esler, at:

Arneson Institute, Elliott Hall 301
Ohio Wesleyan University
S. Sandusky Street
Delaware, OH 43015
Phone: 740-368-3934
Fax: 740-368-3777

You also may contact the program’s administrative assistant, Pam Laucher, Department of Politics and Government at

Application involves filling out an application form and meeting with the staff to determine the best placement relative to your interests. Application is a rigorous process because it is important that students who participate in the program are prepared and also will project a positive image of Ohio Wesleyan. When we send a student to an internship, the receiving office knows we are sending someone they can rely on to carry out important duties. The success you achieve in this program paves the way for future students. Therefore, the opportunity to participate in the program is accompanied by considerable, important responsibility.