Internship Development announces:
Does the idea of spending a semester in Washington, D.C. sound like an exciting opportunity?
Are you interested in interning and earning 15 hours of academic credit?
We have a wonderful option to add to your academic career. The Washington Semester program allows a student from any major to intern in our Nation's Capitol with some of the most well-known organizations in business, politics, nonprofits, social justice, the arts, and many more.
Applications are now available for students, regardless of major, wishing to participate in the Southwestern internship and academic program in Washington, D.C, this coming Fall Semester. The program permits the student to use Southwestern financial aid (other than work study), charges no more than she or he would pay if at Southwestern, and grants Southwestern credit and grades.
The program entails a 32-hour per week internship, an academic seminar focusing on the internship experience, academic seminars in international studies (politics, economic and history), communication, and an independent research paper. Up to fifteen credits can be earned.
Students live in completely furnished flats with kitchens a short walk from the Capitol Building. An on site director will assist students in securing internships in their desired majors. Past SU students in the program worked in a variety of settings such as the State Department, CNN, the House Ways and Means Committee, the Smithsonian, and in various public interest organizations. Other students have worked at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, the Senate Finance Committee, the Leadership Committee on Civil Rights, the UN delegation to the US, the Alzheimer’s Center for senior citizens, and the White House’s Office of Management and Budget.
The program is opened to Juniors and Seniors regardless of major who have a 3.0 GPA. Well-qualified second semester Sophomores are also eligible. To access further information online about the program, please visit the Washington Semester Page here.
If you are interested in attending this program, contact Dr. Bob Snyder (ext 1938), Tisha Temple (ext. 1857) or Maria Kruger (x1346) for further information. Applications are available through the Office of Intercultural Learning. Application Deadline is March 1st, 2016.