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.
– 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!
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!
– 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:
Life in DC
- Secrets of Internship Success
- How to Manage your Supervisor
- LinkedIn Learning Lab
- Unconscious Bias at Work
– 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.
- Housing: 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!
– 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.
- Roots of Mass Incarceration and Racial Disparity
- Political Transitions and Policy Implications