Undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent college graduates benefit from powerful internships that are purposefully designed and individually tailored. Students from many fields of study have successfully participated in rewarding internships that have helped them focus on and further their career goals.
Four days a week, you will contribute to meaningful projects and tasks in professional settings like federal agencies, Congressional offices, embassies, businesses, and a variety of nonprofit and advocacy organizations.
At the Washington Internship Institute, you have access to a wide range of organizations that match your career goals. You’ll also benefit from advisers who offer guidance through the entire internship to ensure your experience leads to significant professional and personal growth.
During your internship, you will take two courses—the Core Course and the Internship Seminar—designed to enhance your internship experience and your future career.
Internship Learning Goals
Students develop individually tailored learning goals specific to their internship as the first assignment in the Internship Seminar in collaboration with their internship supervisor and on-campus adviser.
Students typically earn credit from their school for participating in the program, which is arranged beforehand in consultation with their adviser and school. Most of our students earn a full semester of credit, but each school has its own policies, and students should consult with their adviser and staff at their school for details.
Students seeking to participate in our program should consult with their financial aid/billing office about program costs. Many of the students who participate in our program have their financial aid “travel” with them to DC, so that the costs for a semester are the same as they would be if they were to remain on campus. Again, however, it is vital that students consult with staff on campus to verify the costs, billing process, and payment process. More information about costs and scholarships are available at http://wiidc.org/how-to-afford-to-come
***Check with your Internship Coordinator BEFORE accepting to determine how you might do this internship for credit. ***
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