2020 APSA RBSI Applications Due January 17th – Meet RBSI Scholar Wilbert K. Davis

Apply for the 2020 Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI) by January 17th

Wilbert (“Wil”) K. Davis  is a senior at Hofstra University’s Honors College. Wil is currently double majoring in journalism and political science. In the Fall of 2017, Mr. Davis was initiated into the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. through the Xi Psi Chapter where he has served as the chapter president since the Spring of 2018. In February 2019, he was awarded the Young Drum Major Award by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, Eta Theta Lambda Chapter for his community service and academic achievement. Wil was a summer intern (2015 – 2017) at the Selective Corporate Internship Program (“SCIP”) located in New York City and was selected as team leader his last two summers. During the summer of 2018, Wil started as a team member at NBC Universal working as an intern for MSNBC host, Alex Witt, which was extended through the spring of 2019. After graduation, Wil plans on pursuing his law degree and his doctoral degree in political science. He also aspires to be a political analyst at a major station and eventually run for political office.

About the RBSI Program

The 2020 APSA Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI) for undergraduate juniors interested in pursuing a graduate degree in political science will be held over five weeks from late-May through late-June 2020 at Duke University. RBSI introduces the world of doctoral study in political science to undergraduate students from under-represented racial and ethnic groups and those interested in broadening participation in political science and pursuing scholarship on issues affecting underrepresented groups or issues of tribal sovereignty and governance.

Program Dates and Eligibility

The 2020 APSA RBSI Program will take place from May 31, 2020 to July 2, 2020 at Duke University. The RBSI Recruitment Fair will be held on June 19, and the RBSI Closing Banquet will be held on July 1, 2020.[1]

[1] Photos taken by Shaun King, Duke Political Science Communications Specialist