Internship Success Training Helping You Thrive

DC Internships: Intern shaking hands with an employer representative at the Internship Fair

Ongoing Support & Training

At the Washington Semester Program, we understand that securing an internship is only the first step towards a successful professional journey. That's why we provide ongoing support and training to help you thrive throughout your entire experience.

Our Team

Our sources of support and training include a team of dedicated internship and career coaches, faculty members who are committed to your success, and a variety of engaging workshops designed to develop your skills.

Skills Development

As a Washington Semester Program intern, you will have the opportunity to enhance your communication skills, learn about professionalism in the workplace, cultivate intercultural fluency, develop strong teamwork abilities, and master the art of conflict resolution. These essential skills will not only help you excel in your DC internship but will also prepare you for success in your future career.

Sample Training Wrokshops:

  • Secrets of Internship Success
  • How to Manage your Supervisor
  • Unconscious Bias at Work
  • Bridge the Skills Gap to Land a Job
  • Alumni-Led Professional Networking Panels (industry specific)
  • Alum-Led Workshops on:
    How to secure a job
    Live on a budget in DC
    Is grad school right for you?
  • LinkedIn Learning Lab
  • Career Fair Personalized Advising Sessions
  • Breaking Down the Elevator Pitch
  • Resume & Cover Letter Writing
  • Interview Like a Pro
  • and more!

8 Career Competencies

  • Career and Self-Development
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork
  • Technology

*Cited from NACE Career Readiness


How to Network on Capitol Hill


Gil Ruiz, a recent Washington Semester intern shares how to become a DC insider through professional networking on Capitol Hill.