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Washington Semester Program

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Established in 1947, the Washington Semester Program pairs academic and experiential learning with an internship at one of D.C.’s many influential institutions. Receive academic credit and:

  • Gain a competitive edge in the job market
  • Learn on-site at key organizations in D.C.
  • Engage with prominent experts and leaders in government, international affairs, non-profit and media organizations
  • Interact with professionals in your field
  • Participate in hands-on seminars
  • Experience the culture of Washington, D.C.
  • Build your professional and personal networks


Become career-ready by interning in Washington, D.C. You will gain practical and professional experience that will elevate you in a competitive job market. Our staff provides expert advice on acquiring an internship before your arrival. Focus on your long-term professional development and reflect on your experiences in the accompanying academic course.

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The Washington Semester Program was the best time of my life. WSP not only helped me to enhance my skills and pursue my career objectives, but also to learn a lot about myself.