Each Washington Semester Program participant will work at least 30 hours per week at an internship site.
Former WSP students have interned at:
- Congressional Offices
- Government Agencies
- Law Firms
- Nonprofit Organizations
- Private Corporations
- Advertising/Public Relations Firms
- News Organizations
- Think Tanks
Upon selection into the Washington Semester Program, each participant will work with the Director of the Washington Semester Program to determine the best course(s) of action to obtain an internship. The program director will ensure that each student is made aware of a variety of internship options, and in some cases, will refer students to potential internship sites. The student may need to complete supplemental application materials and/or participate in an additional selection process for the internships they choose to apply for. While the Director helps students determine internship opportunities, students themselves decide what type of internship they would like based on their personal, political, academic, or career interests.
Students are encouraged to investigate internship possibilities prior to interviewing and potentially being selected. Students may independently seek out internship opportunities. In order to participate in the Washington Semester Program, the internship must meet specific guidelines outlined by the program-- put in place to insure the student has a substantive experience. The Director of the Washington Semester Program reserves the option to deny a student's participation if an internship does not meet program guidelines.