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Philosophy & Religion | Internships

The Department of Philosophy and Religion encourages all students to do an internship as part of their major program. For specific details regarding registration and requirements, please view the Graduate Student Internship or Undergraduate Student Internship pages.

The Career Center at AU awards 15-20 undergrads per year with stipends to help support them in unpaid internships. Take a look at the eligibility requirements and details at Career Center.

The following is a partial list of institutions where students have interned:

20,000 Dialogues
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Amnesty International
Animal Welfare League of America

The ARC of DC
Ethics Resource Center
Public Defender Service
Academy for Educational Development
Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs
Campaign to Save Tibet
Center for National Policy
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Child Welfare League of America
Children's National Medical Center 
DC Ethics Bowl
DC Public Schools
Defenders of Wildlife
Delegation of the European Union to the U.S.
El-Habri Charitable Foundation
Equal Rights Center
Fair Girls
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
The Fund for Peace
G2G Consulting
House Committee on Homeland Security
Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Campaign
National Archives
Neighborhood Farm Initiative
People for the American Way
Search for Common Ground
The One Campaign
U.S. Institute of Peace
Institute for Multi-track Diplomacy
Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington 
International Medical Corps
International Peace and Security Institute
Machik Foundation
MADRE; Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
National Institutes of Health
Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights 
Taproot Foundation
U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Learning and Development Program Management
U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
U.S. Institute of Peace
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Urban Institute
Vital Voices Global Partnership
Institute for Women’s Policy Research
Institute for Policy Studies
Everett Public Service Internship Program
Public Education Center
Brookings Institution
Smithsonian Institution
American Society of International Law
Legal Momentum (formally NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund)
Women's Research and Education Institute
National Partnership for Women and Families
Washington Legal Foundation
The Children's Defense Fund
Partners for Peace
National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
Butler Family Fund

All Souls Unitarian Church
Children's National Medical Center Office of Interfaith Pastoral and Spiritual Care
Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America
Public Religion Research Institute
Methodist Federation for Social Action
Religion and Ethics Weekly (PBS)
Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual (WATER)
and numerous nonprofit organizations.

Additional ideas at and the AU Student Government's Jobs Board.

Please keep in mind that organizations are generous in allowing students the opportunity to work with them. While the organizations and individuals benefit from having interns, it is important to recognize that these organizations and individuals are investing time and resources in internship training for which they are not otherwise compensated.