Government & Politics

Internships in government and politics abound in D.C.. Washington Program students have interned with federal government agencies, Members' offices, committees, political campaigns and more!

  • Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives

  • Congressional Management Foundation

  • Congressional Research Service

  • Democratic National Committee

  • Department of Homeland Security

  • Department of Justice

  • Department of State

  • Department of Treasury

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • House Ways and Means Committee

  • Office of the DC Attorney General, Criminal Division

  • Representatives’ Offices

  • Republican National Committee

  • Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

  • Senate Foreign Relations Committee

  • Senators' Offices

  • U.S. Trade Representative

  • White House


Jackson Hignite, Spring 2018

Jackson Intern
Jackson Hignite, Class of 2019

Senator Donnelly’s Office

“Every day when I go into work I get to work as part of a team to help the citizens of Indiana. Sometimes that means I’m researching issues and attending committee hearings to support the legislative staff. Sometimes that means I’m answering phones and writing letters to constituents. No matter what, I am at any given moment serving the Senator so that he can better represent the citizens of Indiana.”


Patrick Kelly, Fall 2019

Democratic Cloakroom, Office of the Speaker

"Being in an environment where everyone is hyper-focused on politics kept me up to date and motivated me to learn more about the inner-workings of the government and the possibilities of careers in DC. During my internship, I managed House vote series, collected Member's speeches, logged all legislation, cosponsor forms, and extensions of remarks that made it to the House floor, as well as served as an information center for all Democratic Member offices regarding everything occurring on the House floor."


Emily Eagle, Fall 2019

State Department, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Office of Multilateral and Global Affairs

"I conducted research, drafted policy papers, and reviewed visa applications. The fast pace of DC made me feel empowered and independent. Although the classes were challenging and interesting, the experiences I had through my internship have been some of the most valuable and formative of my undergraduate career thus far. I feel far more prepared for post-grad life because of my experiences in DC....Being so well-connected to other professionals, and their advice, life stories, and input helped me discern my path."