Located in Washington, DC, the Washington Internship Institute provides an academically strong internship program that promotes professional development, academic achievement, and personal growth for students. This program can place students in all majors and offers individualized advising to students throughout their internship and course experience. The Washington Internship Institute takes a holistic approach to the student experience, emphasizing the importance of academic learning and personal reflection to help the student capitalize on the internship experience and cultivate the qualities and practices of lifelong learning.
The Washington Internship Institute program includes the following components:
- Internships featuring substantive responsibilities four days a week in individually tailored placements at government agencies and offices, embassies, businesses, and nonprofit organizations;
- Academic courses taught by credentialed faculty providing the context in which to discuss, reflect upon, and understand the internship experience and then to relate the internship to their major and other courses; and
- Convenient housing and arranged activities that take advantage of Washington’s vigorous intellectual and cultural life.