The Internship

Interning in DC

The internship program is designed to both challenge and inspire students in their efforts to find their vocational calling. While studying in the program, students are provided with tools that will allow them to develop into successful young professionals. The internship experience is what truly makes the DC IP program unique. Students intern in various industries throughout DC and the surrounding Maryland and Virginia neighborhoods. Students are required to work a minimum of 180 hours in order to fulfill the 4 unit WAIN 495 requirement. Summer students who are interested in taking WAIN 495 for 6 units will need to complete 270 hours.  Students are free to design a work schedule that works best with their academic schedule. Although you are free to work 5 days a week, it is highly recommended that academic year students work no more than 3 days a week.


Hear what life is like as an Intern in DC from some of the DC IP Alumni, through this DC IP Advice Guide.

The Internship Search 

WAIN 495

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