Internships in Washington, DC

Interning at the US Department of Justice

“My internship at the World Resources Institute and my whole Washington experience helped prepare me for my career in green technology and business, where every day I apply the environmental and political skills I learned in Washington.”

Alex Fay

Internships with Resume  Impact

Now more than ever, college students realize that internships can aid future careers. These usually unpaid positions often yield valuable workplace experience and professional contacts.

For students with interests in law, government, politics, international or domestic policy-making, international development, media, the arts, and more, Washington, DC is the place to be.

Endless Possibilities

Our nation’s capital is host to thousands of governmental and non-governmental agencies and organizations; advocacy organizations; think tanks; professional and business lobbying and policy groups; media outlets; research firms; museums and archives, etc., many of which offer internship opportunities for undergraduates.

What does the CAPPP Internship Course Fulfill?

CAPPP students enroll in four units of P/NP credit: Poli Sci/History/Sociology M195DC.

M195DC fulfills the year-long internship requirement for the Civic Engagement Minor in just one quarter. Other minors such as Disability Studies and Labor and Workplace Studies also accept relevant DC internships.

Guidance and Support Throughout the Search

Once you have been admitted to the CAPPP program, the second phase begins: internship placement. CAPPP staff, here and in our Washington, DC office, will guide you through the process of identifying potential internships that are substantive and relevant to your research interests, preparing professional internship applications, and interviewing effectively.

Start with the CAPPP Internship Database

To get a better idea of the possibilities, browse our Internship Database. Numbering about 850 entries, our database can be searched three different ways: alphabetically, by topic, and by organization type.

Explore Other Internship Search Resources

In addition to our Internship Database, students can use the many other resources listed below to find great internships.