The Washington, D.C. Internship Experience
There’s no better way to launch a career you’ll love than spending a semester or summer interning in the nation’s capital. Through The Washington Center’s internship program, you’ll sharpen in-demand skills, learn how to navigate a professional environment, and gain a clear edge in the competition for postgraduate employment.
Academic Internship Program Components:
- Guaranteed internship tailored to your interests
- Academic course
- Professional development and networking opportunities
- Academic credit from your school
- Apartment-style housing in the heart of the city
A Week in the Life in D.C.
Here’s an idea of what your week-to-week will look like during your semester or summer:
Monday through Thursday: Internship (likely 9am-5pm)
One night per week (M-R): Evening Course (6:30-9:30pm)
Friday morning: LEAD Colloquium
- 90 minute group session
- Targeted workshops
- Career exploration events
A professional experience and a great place to live are just the beginning. We’ll help you land an internship that fits you and your goals, not another one-size-fits-all internship. We work with more than 600 intern host partners, so we’ve got you covered. You’ll do real work, not just make copies, shred paper, or pick up dry-cleaning. Along the way, we’ll equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to pursue your goals and connect you to powerful professional networks. We’ll give you the guidance and support you need to be successful both in and outside the workplace. Best of all, you’ll share this amazing experience with a close-knit, vibrant community of fellow interns from around the world.