Open the Door to Endless Internship Opportunities

When you join the Washington Semester Program, you will expand your network and acquire valuable experience that distinguishes you from other students - at your home college - and in future internships and jobs.

Now more than ever, employers are highly selective about whom they hire. Virtually all hiring managers prefer to hire college graduates who have real-world experience.

Test-Drive Your Career Path

Internships do more than just look good on your resume. You can test-drive the career path that interests you, as well as:

  • build a network of professional and personal contacts
  • develop the skills employers are seeking
  • build confidence, motivation and professional work habits you need to excel

A Foundation to Your Future

Washington, D.C. is an international capital where many international organization, non-profits, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies have their offices. You will have unparalleled access to internship opportunities that will enrich your education with high-impact experiences that you can apply to your college studies and future professional settings.

Academic Internships

Complementing your internship will be a Washington Semester Program seminar. This experience, taught by an AU professor, will provide you with an immersion in a specific topic. You will learn from professors who are experts in their fields. Washington DC will be an extension of your classroom, as you will learn from respected experts, visit international organizations, and be a part of history as it unfolds.

Internship Search and Development

A Washington Semester experience will provide you with unsurpassed internship opportunities that could include:

  • working on policy analysis at the World Bank
  • conducting research at the Department of Justice
  • developing social media marketing at the Washington Nationals
  • working with a communications director for a United States Senator

Once you make your deposit for the Washington Semester Program, you will have access to:

  • the Washington Semester Program's 70-years of excellence in internship placements
  • resume and cover letter review - prior to arrival in DC
  • our online resume books that are available to over 3,500 internship organizations in DC
  • more than 6,000 internship listings that you can pursue for your internship
  • internship advising sessions
  • personalized advice from a career advisor and resources to tailored guides
  • professional development events throughout the semester

Recent Internship Sites

  • American Foreign Service Association
  • Boys and Girls Club of America
  • Brady Campaign & Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence
  • Circle of Friends for American Veterans
  • College Consortium for International Studies
  • Democratic National Committee
  • Earth Day Network
  • Ethics and Compliance Initiative
  • Ethiopian Community Development Council
  • Foundation for Defense of Democracies
  • French-American Chamber of Commerce
  • Greenpeace
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Liberty Wealth Management
  • Middle East Policy Council
  • National Cathedral
  • Norwegian-American Defense and Homeland
  • Security Industry Council
  • Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
  • Planned Parenthood Metropolitan Washington
  • Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
  • Republican National Committee
  • Running Start
  • Small Business Administration
  • Smithsonian's National Zoological Park
  • The Constitution Project
  • The European Institute
  • Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS)
  • United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
  • United States House of Representatives
  • United States Senate
  • United States Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division
  • Voice of America
  • Washington Times
  • Witness for Peace
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

3,000 Internships Available