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Washington Mentorship Program: Field Practicum


  • Washington Mentorship Program
    Fax: 202-895-4960

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“The best part was being out in the real world, interacting with people and getting a true understanding of what a career is like.” – WMP 2012 Participant

Imagine spending two days a week at BBC News, or at Rock the Vote, or even at the U.S. Senate. Think of its impact on your understanding of world issues, how it might change your outlook on your major, or what it could mean to your future. When you join the Mentorship program, this can happen. 

Helping you along your way is an AU professor, serving as your mentor—and guiding you on academic matters and in your internship. Throughout the semester, you read professional articles, write papers, and keep a journal. And, you meet one-on-one regularly with your professor to discuss your experience. The end result: You gain the skills, experience, and contacts necessary to maximize your education and your knowledge of D.C. as a learning laboratory as well as a world-class city.

Regardless of your intended major, you should find an internship that fits, because we have the largest collection of offerings for internships in the D.C. area.
Here is just a small selection of the Mentored Field Practicum organizations of the fall 2013 class:

  • DC Preparatory Academy
  • Democratic National Committee
  • EmeraldPlanet & The EmeraldPlanet TV
  • Hispanic Link News Service
  • LIFT Communities
  • Men's Health Network
  • National Criminal Justice Association
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Association
  • Republican National Committee
  • TTR Sotheby's International Realty
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • WAMU 88.5 FM
  • Washington Animal Rescue League