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Global Internships: Washington, D.C.


Students in the Washington, D.C., program reside at the heart of one of the most influential cities in the world—only three blocks from the White House—and gain highly personalized access to prominent public officials, scholars, activists, journalists, and diplomats. At the forefront of global symposia, diplomacy, trade and cultural exchange, the Washington, DC Program offers students real world experience with the issues, ideas and people shaping the future; making it the starting point of many highly coveted careers in the U.S. and around the world.


The Global Internship

This internship-based program offers you the opportunity to explore your professional goals and prepare for your career with a global mindset. As DC is host to more than 175 foreign embassies, as well as the headquarters of many international institutions, media firms, and nonprofit organizations, students of the DC Program have interned at the World Bank, the White House, the Department of State, MSNBC, the United Way Worldwide, the Smithsonian, the United Nations, US Chamber of Commerce and much, much more.


DC International Study Tours

As part of the DC program, you will also have the incomparable opportunity to experience a 7-10 day international study tour that allows you to engage with other students and professionals on issues shaping our future, from international trade to diplomacy to human rights. Past tours have traveled to Peru, Morocco, Cuba, Spain and Dubai.


The "DC+" Experience: DC Internships + International Living

One of the most popular ways students engage with the DC program is through "DC+". This is an innovative program that allows students to combine a semester living abroad at one of Pepperdine's incredible international campuses in Europe, Latin America or Asia + a semester growing as young, global professionals through DC internships. As the marketplace becomes increasingly global, employers seek young leaders with this unique blend of global engagement and professional experience that the DC+ plus program offers.

Learn more about the D.C.+ Experience!

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