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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

WSP Summer

Spend 8 weeks interning in Washington, DC, 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 Grads, College Students, & College Grads

Two interns in the Gap Year Program

AU Gap Program

Take up to 3 courses and earn 7-12 AU college credits while interning 3 days a week with a Washington, DC organization.