LIVE. LEARN. INTERN. Programs in Washington, DC

Summer Internships in DC

Priority Deadline for Scholarships: February 8
Final Deadline: March 16
**Scholarship Funding Available**

Will You Answer the Call?
Do you sit in class daydreaming about working on Capitol Hill or an international NGO? Or perhaps being a reporter for the White House press corps or working to address community issues at a nonprofit organization? When you read the news and see the many challenges that confront our nation do you ever ask yourself, do I have what it takes to help resolve today’s most pressing challenges?

If you answered yes, we invite you to apply to the 2017 LIVE. LEARN. INTERN. Programs and be counted among the next generation of professionals to shape tomorrow’s public policy decisions.

Programs are offered in following fields:

• International Affairs
• Public Policy & Economics
• Journalism & Communication
• Community Leadership & Service
• Business & Government Affairs
• Leadership & the American Presidency

Program Components:

• Internship: Intern 30-35 hours a week on Capitol Hill, at a think tank, NGO, government agency, major corporation, media outlet or PR firm.
• Economics and Government Coursework: Combine theory and practice and take courses on economics and government for 3 to 9 credit hours through George Mason University. Click here to view the course catalog.
• Exclusive Lectures and Site Briefings: Engage in debate and discussion on salient issues of U.S. policy with prominent scholar-practitioners, and attend exclusive briefings at key Washington institutions including the State Department, Federal Reserve, Capitol Hill, embassies and various federal agencies.
• Small Group Networking: Meet with seasoned practitioners including congressional staff members, think tank experts, lobbyists, and other professionals to learn about career paths in public policy, international affairs , journalism and the nonprofit sector.
• Mentor Program: Connect with a practitioner in your field of interest who will serve as a professional mentor during and after the program. He or she will provide tips for living in Washington as well as career advice and networking contacts.
• Housing: Students will live in furnished apartments on campus at George Washington University in downtown Washington, DC and are matched with other program participants as roommates. The apartments are located steps from the White House, State Department and National Monuments, and provide easy access to the DC metro transportation system.
• Scholarships: More than 70% of students receive partial scholarship awards based on financial need and merit.

This Could be You:

“Interning with the Consumer Protection Branch of the Department of Justice has been unbelievably rewarding and fulfilling work. As a legal intern, I have supported the trial attorneys at the branch with various preparation activities and support services. I have been able to get an inside look at the workings of the federal prosecution process, which has led me to work toward a similar career in the future.”
Thomas Fiegener, Oklahoma State University
Intern, Department of Justice

“The Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC), while a small non-profit organization, has a very large outreach in DC and impact on the events in Iraq. It was enriching to become so specialized in the security and humanitarian conditions of Iraq, and to work in a friendly and professional environment.”
Nicole Ladouceur, Wake Forest University
Intern, Education for Peace in Iraq Center

Application Instructions:
Applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of March 14, but applicants are encouraged to apply for by the February 8 Priority Deadline for Scholarships in order to receive special consideration.

Application requirements include a topical essay, statement of purpose, resume, official transcript, letter of recommendation and $25 application fee. An application checklist is available here:

Visit for more program details and to begin an application. Questions may be directed to Mallie Woodfin, Recruitment and Admissions Manager, at or 202.986.0384.