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Washington Semester Programs

Gain real-world experience with a professional internship and academic seminars over the course of a semester.

College Students

Washington Semester Program students on the steps of Capitol Hill

Washington Semester Program

In its 74th year, offering internships and seminars that align professional development with academic coursework.


Washington Semester Summer Internship Program student at the White House

Washington Semester Summer Internship Program

Spend nine weeks interning in Washington, D.C., augmented with a weekly seminar in your field of study.


Mentorship students in Bath, England

Mentorship Program

American University's Mentorship Program is an enriching fall semester experience for students who will begin their degree program in the spring.


High School & College Students

Two interns in the Gap Year Program

AU Gap Program

High school & college students can earn 7-8 credits interning 3 days a week with an organization in Washington, DC and taking two courses.