Institute Programs

Baucus Leaders Program

The 2018 Baucus Leaders pose in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

This program places undergraduate and graduate students as summer interns intern in Washington D.C.-based legislative, committee or agency offices. Apply for Summer 2021 by Friday, December 11, 2020. 

Baucus Leaders Montana

Baucus Leaders MontanaLaunching Summer 2021, this program will place seven fellows in Montana-based organizations for two months. Read more and apply by Nov 1, 2020 on our Submittable page.

Summer Study Abroad in China

Students pose for a photo for the Summer Study Abroad China program

We offer students the opportunity to experience China firsthand in our summer study abroad programs to meet the demand for experts familiar with the ever-changing nature of the Chinese economy.


MPA students in class by a window

The Department of Public Administration and Policy (DPAP) resides within the Baucus Institute. The department offers a Master of Public Administration, an undergraduate minor in nonprofit administration and graduate certificates in public policy, public administration, and nonprofit administration.

Big Sky Poll

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The Big Sky Poll collects and reports information about Montanans' perceptions of local, state, and federal issues. 

Public Service Academy


The Public Service Academy is an educational opportunity for public and nonprofit sector employees who want to advance their skills through training from experts in public policy, public administration, and the law.

Baucus Institute Speaker Series


We bring global thought leaders in the areas of economic development, foreign policy, and politics to Montana for public discussions about issues of critical importance to the future of our country.