Internships

Jackson Hignite

The core component of the Washington Program is the student's internship, which provides them an excellent opportunity to grow professionally. Washington Program staff and the Center for Career Development work closely with each student to guide them through the internship application process.

Each student will be responsible for choosing where to apply for an internship. For over 20 years, students in the Washington Program have interned with a range of offices and organizations including; Capitol Hill, the White House, lobbying and law firms, think tanks and public interest organizations, consulting companies, media and news organizations. Students receive three credit hours for their internship.

Our Students Have Interned At (select list):

  • A Wider Circle
  • ABC News Nightline
  • ABC News This Week
  • Advertising Council
  • Africa Action
  • American Enterprise Institute
  • American Federation of Teachers
  • Atlantic Council
  • Brookings Institution
  • CBS Evening News with Katie Couric
  • Center for American Progress
  • Center for International Policy
  • Children’s Defense Fund – Child Health Internship
  • Children’s National Medical Center
  • Citizens for Global Solutions
  • CNN’s Washington Newsroom
  • Commission on Immigration, American Bar Association
  • Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Congressional and Legal Affairs Internship at the Canadian Embassy
  • Congressional Management Foundation
  • Congressional Research Service
  • C-SPAN
  • Democratic National Committee
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of State
  • Department of Treasury
  • Embassies
  • Environmental Law Institute
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Financial Services Forum
  • Georgetown Law – Criminal Justice Clinic
  • Hardball with Chris Matthews
  • Heritage Foundation
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • House Ways and Means Committee
  • Hudson Institute
  • Humane Society of the United States
  • Institute for Policy Studies
  • International Business-Government Counsellors
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • K&L Gates
  • Investigative Internship at the Criminal Justice Clinic of Georgetown Law
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation – Federal Policy Intern
  • MDB Communications
  • Meet the Press/NBC
  • NAACP
  • National Coalition for the Homeless
  • National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
  • National College Athletic Association
  • National Partnership for Women and Families
  • National Right to Life Committee
  • NBC News Meet the Press
  • Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia – Criminal Division
  • Office of the DC Attorney General, Family Services Division
  • One Economy Corporation
  • Public Defender Service for District of Columbia
  • Representatives' Offices
  • Republican National Committee
  • Save America’s Forests
  • Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
  • Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • Senators' Offices
  • SlateV
  • Smithsonian Museum of American History
  • Strauss Radio Strategies
  • The Hill
  • The Lab School of Washington
  • Transportation for America
  • Trust for the National Mall, Development
  • U.S. Asia Institute
  • U.S.Committee for the United Nations Development Program
  • U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • U.S. Trade Representative
  • United Nations Information Center
  • Washington Office on Latin America
  • Washington Research Group, Concept Capital
  • Weekly Standard
  • White House
  • Wilderness Society