Since 1947, the Washington Semester Program, now based in the School of Professional and Extended Studies (SPExS) along with the Mentorship Program and Graduate Gateway Program, has propelled students like you, attending colleges and universities from across the nation and around the world, into substantive internships in the Washington, DC, area. The interactive seminars compliment the internship in our experiential education programs.
SPExS students echo a common refrain about their high-impact educational experiences. At the end of the semester in evaluations and in comments, students often reflect, “I learned more this semester than any other semester in my college career.” In SPExS, each student learns experientially in our classroom, the city and surrounding area of Washington, DC. Our SPExS resources help you find your path along the way to maximize your internship learning experience.
The SPExS internship search and experience will sharpen the skills you need for your 21 century career. The internship plugs you into a professional environment and expands your network. Over the course of the semester, you will gain confidence managing professional responsibilities, searching as well as interviewing for positions, honing your interpersonal communication skills, and managing projects. You will experience an educational adventure in SPExS.