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AU Students at US Department of Commerce

Students in SPExS receive guidance to secure substantive, learning-oriented internships in the Washington, DC, area.

What makes a SPExS internship stand out from other programs? Interactive, faculty-led seminars that complement what you learn from your internship experience.

SPExS students often evaluate their experience in the program by concluding, “I learned more this semester than any other semester in my college career.”

SPExS has that kind of impact because each student here learns experientially –– in American University classrooms, in-person from global thought leaders throughout Washington, DC, and on-the-job during a relevant internship experience.

The SPExS internship will help you to sharpen the skills you need for your career. It will place you in a professional environment, and expand your network in one of the most connected cities in the world. You will gain confidence by assuming professional responsibilities, work on real projects, and hone your interpersonal skills working with people who make things happen.

Your SPExS internship is an integral component of your learning in a world-class city that helps to define your field.