Internships in Washington, D.C.

Anyone can get an internship, but not every internship will get you ready to hit the job market and launch your career. The Washington Center has the tools and experience to help you make your dream career happen. Learn more about internships in Washington, D.C.

  • Claudette Enriquez: Discovering a Second Career Path in Journalism at C-SPAN

    Claudette Enriquez: Discovering a Second Career Path in Journalism at C-SPAN

    Claudette Enriquez is a Communications major at University of Pikeville interning at C-SPAN in Spring 2020. Here, she shares her career journey.

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  • A Week in My Life as an Intern for the Department of Defense

    A Week in My Life as an Intern for the Department of Defense

    Liz, a political science major from Loyola Marymount University, shares what a week in her life is like as an intern for the U.S. Department of Defense.

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  • My Journey to The Washington Center and What I Learned Working as a Public Policy Intern at an Education Nonprofit in D.C.

    My Journey to The Washington Center and What I Learned Working as a Public Policy Intern at an Education Nonprofit in D.C.

    Spending an entire semester in Washington D.C. is a dream come true. Here’s what my journey to the nation’s capital was like and what I learned during my internship at an education nonprofit.

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  • From Westfield, MA to Washington, D.C.: What I've Learned on My Journey to Interning at the Department of Homeland Security

    From Westfield, MA to Washington, D.C.: What I've Learned on My Journey to Interning at the Department of Homeland Security

    Interning for one of the largest federal agencies in the U.S., the Department of Homeland Security, can be nerve-wracking. I knew that I had to be on my A-game.

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  • A Day in the Life of a Communications Intern at a Nonprofit Organization

    A Day in the Life of a Communications Intern at a Nonprofit Organization

    Mireya Cabrera shares what a typical day is like as an intern on the Communications Team at Global Ties U.S., a nonprofit partner of the U.S. Department of State.

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  • A Day in the Life of a Political Science Major Interning at the U.S. Department of Justice

    A Day in the Life of a Political Science Major Interning at the U.S. Department of Justice

    Elizabeth Lupinacci, a Political Science major from Quinnipiac University, shares what a typical day is like as an intern in Washington, D.C. 

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  • A Day in the Life of a TWC Intern at a D.C. Nonprofit

    A Day in the Life of a TWC Intern at a D.C. Nonprofit

    What a typical Monday looks like as a Development and Communications Intern at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC).

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  • D.C. Internship Experience Infographic

    D.C. Internship Experience Infographic

    Find out what you'll being doing each week as a TWC Intern in our exciting and active home of Washington, D.C.!

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  • What It's Like to Intern with The U.S. Marshals Service

    What It's Like to Intern with The U.S. Marshals Service

    As a criminal justice student with the goal of working in federal law enforcement, it has been a privilege to intern at the United States Marshals Service in Washington, D.C.

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  • A Typical Week in the Life of a Policy and Advocacy Intern in D.C.

    A Typical Week in the Life of a Policy and Advocacy Intern in D.C.

    As a policy and advocacy intern in the Nation's Capital, I am always on the move to my next meeting.

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  • How My D.C. Internship Helped Me Discover a New Career Path

    How My D.C. Internship Helped Me Discover a New Career Path

    Back in August, I thought I had it all figured out. I knew what I was getting out of undergrad, what my next school would be and what my dream job was.

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  • A Day in the Life of a Congressional Staff Intern

    A Day in the Life of a Congressional Staff Intern

    What's it like to be a Congressional intern in Washington, D.C.? Fall 2019 Student Contributor Matt Enriquez explains a typical day. 

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  • 5 Things You Should Know When Starting a Congressional Internship

    5 Things You Should Know When Starting a Congressional Internship

    While you may have had an internship in your hometown or held an office job at your school, things are a lot different in the political offices of D.C.

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  • U.S Marshals Groom the Next Generation of Law Enforcement

    U.S Marshals Groom the Next Generation of Law Enforcement

    For interns pursuing majors in Law and Criminal Justice, it doesn’t get much more immersive than spending 15 weeks with the U.S Marshals Service.

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  • Sample Internship Sites

    Sample Internship Sites

    Hundreds of nonprofit, international, private sector, and government agencies host Washington Center interns each year. This list is not exhaustive and includes only a subset of organizations at which

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  • Internship to Career: Tying It All Together

    Internship to Career: Tying It All Together

    An internship is the best way for college students to get real-world work experience and figure out the right career path for them.

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  • Intern Spotlight: Holly Burke, Grand Valley State University

    Intern Spotlight: Holly Burke, Grand Valley State University

    Holly Burke traded her small campus in Michigan for a D.C. internship with the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. The experience helped her develop networking and other professional skills.

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  • D.C. Internships for Political Science Students14:45

    D.C. Internships for Political Science Students

    In this recorded webinar, the TWC Admissions Team talks about the types of Washington, D.C. internships available for political science majors.

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  • How TWC Helped Me Get a Healthcare Internship in D.C.

    How TWC Helped Me Get a Healthcare Internship in D.C.

    Without a doubt, Washington, D.C. is the hot spot for political science, criminal justice and history majors when it comes to jobs and internships. But what about healthcare?

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  • How TWC Alumni Launched Careers They Love3:18

    How TWC Alumni Launched Careers They Love

    Alumni discuss how The Washington Center helped them launch careers they love.

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