Washington Semester

Southwestern has established cooperative relations with the Capitol Hill Internship Program in Washington, D.C. through the United Methodist College Washington Consortium.

This internship and academic program offers opportunities for coursework and internships in politics, economics, and foreign policy as well as journalism, fine arts, and architecture. Depending upon the specific program, students work as interns at the White House, on Capitol Hill, in the courts, or in public interest groups. Twelve to fifteen credit semester hours would be transferable to Southwestern. Students live in flats on Capitol Hill. This program is open to students in all majors. 

Application Form

Click here to access the Washington Semester application forms and learn more. 

Past internship Opportunities through the Washington Semester

  • Office of Congressman Pete Sessions ’72
  • Human Rights Watch
  • Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange (exclusive opportunity to Southwestern students)
  • World Affairs Council of America
  • Council in Opportunity for Education
  • Feminist Majority Foundation
  • FDA Office of Orphan Products Development
  • Office Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison
  • Children’s Defense Fund
  • House Ways and Means Committee
  • Department of State
  • National Water Resources Association
  • Center for Multi-Track Diplomacy
  • Smithsonian Museum