students in DC

Students ordinarily complete their leadership internship class in the junior year. They use their internship as a case study in the organizational behavior and theory they learn in the companion Leadership internship seminar. Learning about organizational behavior allows students to critically analyze their positions in their organizations, gain new perspectives on office dynamics, and employ new strategies to better their professional relations.

Students hold internships in non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, federal and state government agencies, lobbying firms, and even the White House. Some recent internship locations include:

  • United States Department of State
  • White House Initiative on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders
  • The Legal Aid Society
  • National Association of State Boards of Education
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
  • Library of Congress
  • The Glover Park Group
  • Center for International Policy
  • Alliance of Community Health Plans
  • Liz Robbins Associates
SPA Leadership Certificate Ceremony

Building Social Capital

All members of the Leadership Program complete two social action projects designed to build social capital.

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