Internships

Unlike most off-campus study programs, Washington Honors Semester participants do not spend half of their time in conventional classroom settings. Rather, students intern four days a week for the entire semester.

Washington Honors Semester participants have the option of spending the semester interning with a single office or dividing their time at two different internships. This flexibility allows students to maximize the practical benefits and career insights they receive from the program. The program also is unique in terms of the attention students receive in securing their internships. The list below includes past internships and potential internship opportunities:

Immigrant Rights
  • Aftab Committee
  • International Justice Mission
  • Washington Office on Latin America
  • Mexican Embassy
  • Center for Immigration Studies
  • South African Embassy
  • Amnesty International
  • American Arab Anti-Discrimination
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Intelligence\Law Enforcement
  • U.S. Department of State
  • Defense Threat Reduction Agency
  • Interpol
  • National Defense University
  • State Department (Diplomatic Security)
  • United States Customs
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
Journalism
  • Washington Post
  • CSPAN
  • Voice of America
  • Talk Radio News Service
  • Gallup Organization
  • Accuracy in Media
  • Center for Media and Public Affairs
  • White House Media Affairs
Legal
  • The Federalist Society
  • International Justice Mission
  • D.C. Attorney General's Office
  • Public Defender Service
  • Department of Justice
  • U.S. Attorney General
  • American Bar Association
  • Office of D.C. Attorney General, Juvenile Section
  • Legal Aid of the District of Columbia
  • D.C. Office of the Corporation Counsel
  • Anti-Trust Division of Dept. of Justice
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • International Law Institute
  • Butsavage & Associates
Political Advocacy Organizations
  • AARP-National
  • American Arab Anti-Discrimination
  • American Conservative Union
  • Americans for Democratic Action
  • Amnesty International
  • Children's Defense Fund
  • Emily's List
  • Family Research Council
  • Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund
  • Human Rights Watch
  • National Coalition for the Homeless
  • National Council of US-Arab Relations
  • National Organization for Women
  • National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
  • National Women' s Political Caucus
  • National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
  • The Aluminum Trade Association
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Wilderness Society
 Political Hill (Republicans)
  • Rep. Bill Huizenga
  • Rep. Doug LaMalfa
  • Rep. Justin Amash
  • Rep. Doug Lamborn
  • Republican National Committee
  • Rep. Dave Camp (Retired)
  • Rep. Dan Benishek
  • Rep. Fred Upton
  • Rep. Peter Hoekstra (Retired)
  • Rep. Candace Miller
  • Rep. Mike Pence (Retired)
  • Rep. Mike Rogers (Retired)
  • Rep. Tom Petri (Retired)
  • Sen. Richard Lugar (Retired)
  • Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (Retired)
  • House Republican Conference
  • Rep. Nick Smith (Retired)
  • Sen. Conrad Burns (Retired)
  • Sen. Spencer Abraham (Retired)
  • Rep. Jerry Weller (Retired)
  • Sen. Kay Baily Hutchinsen (Retired)
  • Rep. Ron Packard (Retired)
  • Sen. John Warner (Retired)
  • Rep. Donald Manzullo (Retired)
 Political Hill (Democrat)
  • Sen. Debbie Stabenow
  • Rep. George Miller (Retired)
  • Rep. John Dingell (Retired)
  • Democratic National Committee
  • Rep. Lucy Royball Allard
  • Sen. Carl Levin (Retired)
  • Rep. Tim Ryan
  • Rep. Niki Tsongas
  • Rep. Marcy Kaptur
  • Sen. Evan Byah (Retired)
  • Sen. Jon Tester
  • Sen. Obama (Retired)
  • Rep. Bart Stupak (Retired)
  • Rep. Danny Davis
  • Sen. Hillary Clinton (Retired)
  • Rep. Robert Andrews (Retired)
  • Sen. Paul Wellstone (Retired)
  • Rep. Bill Luther (Retired)
  • Rep David Bonior (Retired)
  • Rep. Pete Visclosky
 Political Hill (Other)
  • Office of the Vice President in correspondence
  • House Foreign Affairs Committee
  • House International Relations Committee
  • Committee on Education and the Workforce
  • Assistant Secretary of the Senate
  • Libertarian Party
  • House Ways and Means Committee
 Policy
  • National Council of US-Arab Relations
  • The White House
  • White House Council of Economic Advisers
  • U.S. Department of State
  • Federal Register
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Education Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • The White House (Speechwriting)
  • Housing and Urban Development
  • U.S. Treasury Dept Office of Econ. Policy
  • U.S. Department of Treasury
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
  • White House (Office of Global Communications)
  • White House (Intergovernmental Affairs)
  • Dept. of Housing and Homelessness
  • State Bureau of Labor and Human Rights
  • Commission on Civil Rights
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • U.S. General Accounting Office
 Public Health
  • American Psychological Association
  • The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine
  • American Dental Association
  • American Cancer Society Action Network
  • Association for Psychological Science
  • American Association of Suicidology
  • Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
  • AARP-National
  • Naval Medical Research Center
  • Northern Virginia Community Hospital
  • Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
  • Zacchaeus Medical Clinic
 Public Relations
  • American Council for Life Insurers
  • DCI Group
  • The Aluminum Trade Association
  • Cassidy and Associates
  • National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
  • Dutko Group
 Think Tanks
  • The Heritage Foundation
  • Center for American Progress
  • National Council of US-Arab Relations
  • U.S. Public Interest Research Group
  • Institute for Policy Studies
  • The Center for Public Justice
  • Center for Religion and Democracy at U of Virginia
  • Council on Strategic & International Studies
  • American Enterprise Institute
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Children's Defense Fund
  • Competitive Enterprise Institute
  • Institute for National Strategic Studies
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
  • Middle East Institute
  • Federation of American Scientists
  • National Partnership for Women & Families
  • International Republican Institute
  • Center for Defense Information
  • Family Research Council
 Other
  • The Amway Corporation
  • Teach for America
  • National Family Farm Coalition
  • Horton's Kids
  • United Way
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Mexican Embassy
  • International Women's Democracy Center
  • D.C. United
  • National Defense University,
  • Organization of American States
  • Women's Foreign Policy Group
  • Episcopal Church
  • The New York Life Insurance
  • New York Avenue Presbyterian Church
  • 1 Economy Corporation
  • International Christian Embassy of Jerusalem
  • Alticor
  • James Carvel
  • Permanent Mission of Tajikistan to the UN
  • Bush-Cheney '04 Inc.
  • Japan American Society of Washington
  • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (University of Maryland)
  • D.C. Office of Community Outreach
  • National Association of Counties
  • Accounting Dept. Office of Finance
  • National Education Association
  • Centreville Presbyterian Church
  • Knollwood Community Church
  • Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Organization of Chinese-Americans