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  • Broadcasting, Business, Journalism, Political, Health, Public Policy
  • Spring
  • Washington, DC
  • 2016

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About The Washington Semester Program: 

Established in 1947, the Washington Semester Program pairs academic and experiential learning with an internship at one of D.C.’s many influential institutions. Receive academic credit and:

- Gain a competitive edge in the job market
- Learn on-site at key organizations in D.C.
- Engage with prominent experts and leaders in government, international affairs, non-profit and media organizations
- Interact with professionals in your field
- Participate in immersive seminars
- Experience the culture of Washington, D.C.
- Build your professional and personal networks

Requirements/Necessary Skills for Recruitment: 

Intern in DC and Learn at American University

Learn more about the Washington Semester Program, DC’s longest running intern-for-credit program.

January 13-May 4, 2016
Priority Deadline: September 15, 2015

If you are looking for a life changing internship and learning experience, American University’s Washington Semester Program was designed just for you! Our program offers a chance for you to gain internship experience AND earn up to 15 units in transferable academic credit, right here in our Nation’s Capital!

The Washington Semester Program takes the hassle out of getting internship experience and credit. Enjoy the best of both worlds as you live in the heart of Washington, DC:
- Learn from expert faculty in each of our programs
- Watch history unfold before your eyes at the White House, on Capitol Hill, and in the Supreme Court
- Participate in discussions and site visits of leading companies and agencies in the most competitive fields
- Build your network with decisions makers and like-minded future leaders
- Enjoy furnished residential accommodations on the American University campus
- Take advantage of having a diverse community at your fingertips
- Explore the wonders of the Nation’s Capital and surrounding metropolitan areas

Apply today – we offer generous scholarships toward your enrollment!
- Over $1.5 million in scholarships awarded every year
- More than 80% of students receive funding
- Average awards of $1,000 to $5000

Our internships are designed for all majors. Our partners, database, and fair opportunities guarantee that you find the perfect internship to advance your personal and career goals. With over 30 companies dedicated to working directly with Washington Semester students, our program areas include:

 Journalism & New Media
 American Politics
 Foreign Policy
 Global Economics and Business
 International Law and Organizations
 Justice and Law
 Religion, Politics, Peace, and Security
 Public Health
 Sustainable Development

We encourage you to apply for the upcoming September 15th deadline to gain priority admissions and scholarship decisions. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until November 2.

To learn more about the Washington Semester Program and to begin an online application, please visit

Questions may be directed to or 202-895-4900 (ph)/ 202-895-4960 (fax)

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