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Intern Where Politics Happens

Internships are highly popular among our students.  Offices and agencies where our students have interned in the past include:

  • the White House
  • the Speaker of the House
  • the House Republican Whip
  • the Senate Majority Leader
  • the Department of Justice
  • the Republican and Democratic National Committees
  • NBC News and FOX News
  • the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • Karl Rove & Co.
  • MSHC Partners Consulting

To ensure students dedicate sufficient time to their studies, particularly in their first two years of college, credit is only given to students who wish to intern in their junior or senior year, for up to two semesters.  Such students must attend an internship course, offered through the politics department, which is designed to place the internship experience in its broader political and social context.

Students are encouraged to look broadly for internship opportunities in the Washington, D.C. area.  The department periodically lists internship openings; in addition, internships are often advertised by the Office of Career Services.