Washington Internship Institute

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Tailored Internship Opportunities For All in DC


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Tailored Internship Opportunities For All in DC

What Makes Us Unique:

We work with every student individually to help you find the internship in DC that best suits your interests and career goals.

We complement your internship with two classes that help make the most out of your experience.

We are small and student-focused, experienced and expert at finding students great internships.

What’s Included in Our Programs:

–Internship placement assistance
–Complementary academic courses
–Housing in apartments shared with other students in the program
–24/7 emergency assistance and on-demand advising

More About Us:

Program Overview

Undergraduate 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.

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.

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. Visit our website to see where students like you have recently interned.

During your internship, you will take two courses designed to enhance your internship experience and your future career: the Core Course, a seminar-style class that emphasizes in-depth discussions about politics and policy, and the Internship Seminar, which helps you make the most out of your internship.

How We Help You Find Internships

Our internship placement process results in the best possible placement for you—and we walk you through every step.

  • We do the research for you after talking with you about your interests.
  • We provide you with a list of places we think will be the best for you.
  • We help you prepare your applications, with feedback on your cover letter, resume, and writing sample.
  • We send your applications out for you.
  • We help prepare you for interviews.
  • We help you decide which internship will be best for you.

Internship Learning Goals

You develop individually tailored learning goals specific to your internship as the first assignment in the Internship Seminar in collaboration with your internship supervisor and on-campus adviser.

The Nation’s Capital…Your Cool New Neighborhood

One of the best features of your internship experience is living in the political center of our country. The internship program offers housing located just outside of Washington, DC, minutes from the heart of DC by convenient public transportation and within a short walk to shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. Apartments feature balconies, full kitchens, and access to an exercise room and rooftop deck.

The Washington Internship Institute’s orientation helps you feel like a resident of the city, so you are confident to explore on your own. We also arrange activities throughout the experience, such as sporting events, cultural events, and tourist hotspots. The city also has tons of networking events and social activities, so you can get to know the city and other young professionals even better. You’ll thoroughly enjoy your time spent in Washington, DC.

More Information

Internship programs are offered year-round. Students are encouraged to apply well in advance of the deadlines for the widest range of placement options, especially for high-profile organizations and government placements like the State Department and the White House.

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Credit and Billing

Most students earn a full semester’s worth of credits and pay what they normally pay to attend their institution. However, please consult with us and your adviser about the specific credit and billing arrangements with your school.

Program Partner Info

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