Getting an internship during fall, spring and/or summer semester requires diligence and planning. Application deadlines are early for our internship program and the process requires preparation to get everything out before the deadline. In addition, it is important to know what to expect through the application through placement process.
Below is a general outline of the processes.
- Submit a completed application.
- Interview with the steering committee.
- Finalist briefing.
- Decision/Acceptance letters emailed.
- First orientation to talk about financial expectations and answer questions about the placement process.
- Start placement process with congressional delegations, federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, etc. During this time, students are required to meet with academic advisors for class registration.
- Complete housing agreement and metro pass application.
- Second orientation to finalize placement, discuss expectations on the Hill/in the office and review student wellness techniques.
- Move into house in Washington, DC.
- Final orientation discussing overview of the academic, professional development and university relations portion of the internship with staff and faculty in Washington, DC. Discussion about community living and Q&A with alumni panel.
- Start internship and classes.