"This was the experience of my life. . . I met some life-long friends, learned a lot about working in the real world, and I have a better understanding of my career goals. This truly is an incredible program!" -Laura Donovan, University of Arizona, Print and Broadcast Journalism
The Washington Semester Summer Internship Program offers a unique combination of academic and experiential learning in the heart of our nation’s capital. With innovative classes, site visits and immersive assignments, you’ll discover a unique and unparalleled learning opportunity that prepares you for a competitive job market.
Develop real-world skills and build professional and personal networks.
Gain career experience and a competitive edge in the job market.
Participate in immersive seminars taught by industry experts and earn academic credit.
Explore DC’s thriving arts scene, international diversity, monuments, and museums.
WINS offers American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students as well as others the opportunity to build leadership skills while living, studying, and interning in Washington, D.C. This enriching program provides qualified students full scholarships funded by American University and sponsoring organizations.
Participants gain professional work experience through internships at a private firm or a federal agency, such as the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services, Environmental Protection Agency, or Department of Agriculture; take courses focusing on Native American public policy concerns; and enjoy social and cultural extracurricular activities.