Internships in Washington, DC – Info mtg Oct. 18th

Are you interested in doing an internship in Washington, D.C.?

If yes, please join us for information meetings about The Washington Center Internship Program on Monday, October 18, at the following times:

12:30-1:20pm in SMI 405

3:30-4:20pm in THO 135

The Washington Center (TWC) runs a full-time internship program in Washington, D.C. that is open to all UW students and provides comprehensive service, including internship placement and housing.

Placements include government agencies, corporations, nonprofits and international organizations. Hundreds of UW students have participated in this program since UW’s affiliation in 1977, and many have made connections that led to post-degree employment.

At the informational meetings, a Washington Center representative and I will discuss the program, scholarships and the application process.

For 2011 the quarterly program cost is $5,650 and the housing cost is $3,660. In addition, students pay UW registration, transportation, and personal expenses. Students may use financial aid for this program, UW tuition is charged at a reduced rate, and students may apply for scholarships (many UW students receive scholarships of $3000).

Upcoming application deadlines are:

Spring Quarter 2011, Regular: 1/14/11

Summer Quarter 2011, Competitive*: 2/4/11, Regular: 3/11/11

Autumn Quarter 2011, Early**: 1/21/11, Competitive*: 5/2/11, Regular:


Spring Quarter 2012, Early**: 5/23/11, Competitive*: 10/7/11, Regular:


* Deadline for scholarship eligibility (Regular deadline for WA State


** See for the list of organizations that require applications by the early deadline

Note that some established internship programs, such as the Congressional Black Caucus, may require earlier application submissions than the deadlines noted above.

Regardless of your major, there is an internship position for you. If you would like to know more, please come to an information session or contact me for an appointment. Information is also available online at

Meera E. Roy

Director of Academic Services

Political Science Department