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  • Locations: Washington, D.C., United States;
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Cost: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Final Application Deadline Decision Timeline Start Date End Date
Fall 2023 03/15/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2024 10/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be contacted shortly after all application materials are completed.
Program Description:

DC is Our Classroom

Jumpstart your career by landing a DC internship this fall, spring, or summer. The Washington Semester Program provides you with the unique opportunity to be part of a global network of doers, thinkers, innovators, and changemakers. Let our 75 years of experience lay the foundation of your future success.

Program Components

DC Internships – DC is the #1 city for internships! We will help you land a professional in-person or virtual internship that gives you the work experience and real-world skills to gain a competitive edge in the job market after graduation. We'll coach you on: resume and cover letter writing, mock interviews, networking, and more!
Washington Semester 1
We offer internships in every area of interest including:
  • Politics & Government
  • International Affairs & Foreign Policy
  • Business & Economics
  • Non-Profits like Diversity and Social Justice Organizations
  • Journalism, Communications, and more!

Career-Readiness Training – Through a series of “Here to Career” workshops, we help you develop the skills you need to be successful in your internship and future job. You'll build and hone skills that include communication, professionalism, intercultural fluency, teamwork, and conflict resolution.
Sample Career-Readiness Workshops: 
  • Secrets of Internship Success
  • How to Manage your Supervisor
  • LinkedIn Learning Lab
  • Unconscious Bias at Work

Life in DC – DC is an exciting city to explore with your new-found friends. From museums to cultural events and Washington Semester Program community building events, we give you the resources to become a DC local.
  • Washington Semester 4Housing: TurnKey Housing Solutions provides state-of-the-art housing options for WSP students wishing to experience living in DC, either in the heart of the District or near campus.
  • Student Services: No matter what your housing choice, all University student and academic support is available for WSP students, including: clubs and organizations, Student Health Center and Counseling Center, Academic Support and Access Center, and more!
AU Courses – Your internship course provide you with insights into professional life and your WSP academic seminars and AU electives bring you face-to-face with national and global experts. Our timely seminars, taught by American University faculty, provide provocative and topical coursework in topics as diverse as government, international affairs, public diplomacy, international organizations, communications, business & economics, social justice, criminal justice, and law.

Guest speakers are invited to your classroom, where you will have the opportunity to meet and engage with some of Washington’s best and brightest.
Sample Seminars:
  • Roots of Mass Incarceration and Racial Disparity
  • Political Transitions and Policy Implications

Application Process for Other Approved Programs 
This program is offered through one of our approved program partners. In order to participate you must apply through, and be approved, by both St. Thomas and the program. 
Application Process 
  1. Attend a first-step session. Dates posted online at 
  2. Schedule an?advising meeting. This meeting will review: 
  3. any questions you have about studying abroad, including program selection if you are considering multiple programs. 
  4. the course approval process 
  5. how to apply to Other Approved Programs 
  6. Notify your study abroad advisor of final program selection.  
  7. Complete all St. Thomas application materials by the St. Thomas application deadline. 
  8. Complete program application via the program’s website by their deadline. 
University of St. Thomas application deadlines: 
October 1 for January Term and spring semester programs 
March 15 for summer, fall semester and year-long programs. 
Please note that some programs have deadlines earlier than St. Thomas. 
St Thomas Criteria for Participation 
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.5 
  • Students may not apply for, maintain an approved application, nor participate in a Study Abroad program while on academic or conduct probation. Any disciplinary records may be a consideration for approval to participate in an off-campus programs. 
  • View all eligibility requirements for study abroad through St. Thomas: > Student Policies. 
  • Some programs have additional criteria. 
Financial Aid/Scholarships 
Financial Aid Awards (grants, loans and scholarships) typically apply to study abroad. Visit for instructions. 
The Office of Study Abroad, and other approved program partners, offers scholarships. Visit, and the program’s website, for details.  
Program Information 
For additional program information, contact the program partner.  
For application procedures contact Study Abroad. 
Office of Study Abroad 
University of St. Thomas 
MHC 212 (Mail 5026) 
2115 Summit Avenue 
St. Paul, MN 55105-1096 USA 
Tel: 1.651.962.6450 
Fax: 1.651.962.5199