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Full Time Internship | Washington D.C.

USA | Optional Credit Available | Summer 2023
Washington D.C.
Washington DC.

Overview

There’s no better place to launch into your dream career then Washington, D.C.! Washington, DC internships through Global Experiences put you right in the heart of the hustle and bustle of the nation’s capital. Of course, DC has some of the best government internships in the world but also has terrific placements in media, non-profits, communications, and so many more. Internships in DC allow young professionals and students to live and work in one of the most exciting cities in the United States.

The district is a city with a young population, rich history, and fantastic culture. With so many events and things to see you’ll always have something new to experience during your internship. Global Experiences provides you with a tailored internship, centrally located housing, social events, and so much more. Washington DC internships allow interns the chance to see national monuments to be immersed in a dynamic work culture, and make life-long friends from all around the world. Early applications are encouraged as DC internships are competitive and in such a popular location!

What’s Included

The AIFS Abroad inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site and upon-return services to help interns make the most of their time abroad.

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  • Guaranteed Internship Placement

    Once accepted into program we guarantee an internship in one of your approved career fields

  • Global Career Readiness Program

    Connecting academic goals to professional experiences

  • Housing

    Student Residence

  • Excursions

    Day trip to Philadelphia

  • Cultural & Social Activities

    A wide range of AIFS-organized cultural activities and social events to enrich your experience.

  • On-Site Location Coordinator

    to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program

  • Green Initiative

  • Health & Safety

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
  • Personal/Professional Development

    Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network

Additional Options & Opportunities

  • Flight Package

    Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways

    Airport transfers to and from accommodation

  • Credit

    Credit can be obtained through our School of Record, Fairfield University

    Earn up to 12 credits during the summer or semester

    Some universities require credit to be earned, and we cannot change a university’s requirement

Program Details: Full Time Internship | Washington D.C. Multiple Career Fields

Dates

June 10, 2023August 5, 2023

Term

Summer

Application Deadline

March 1, 2023

Inclusive Fees

$8,490

Eligibility

Open to

Minimum of GPA

Additional requirements may vary by course selection. See Academic section below.

Visa Requirements

A visa is required for this program. Contact your advisor or login to your portal for more information.

Global Themes

  • Arts, Culture & Creative Industries
  • Business, Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship
  • Education & Social Services
  • Global Peace, International Security & Human Rights
  • Global Public Health & Psychology
  • Language, History & Culture
  • Social & Criminal Justice
Learn More About Global Themes

Internship Opportunities

AIFS Abroad offers a unique global educational experience for interns on this program, with the following academic options available:

The Global Experiences Enrollment Team reviews application materials, which are a combination of relevant work experience, college or university level course work, and an assessment of maturity and readiness for working in a professional setting. After a participant has been accepted, we guarantee an internship placement. 

Our team works with applicants 1:1 to gain a better understanding of the skills you will bring to your team, talents you want to grow, and expectations you have of your experience. By working individually with each intern, we can assess academic knowledge, career goals, language proficiency, and overall expectations for your time during your internship in DC, in order to place you in a dynamic work environment.

Once a match is found, all interns will interview by phone or Zoom with your manager before the placement is offered and confirmed. When you arrive in DC, Location Coordinators will be there to help you start your internship and support you with on-site check-ins and coaching to make the most of your internship placement. 

Global Experiences has 20+ years of history matching talented interns with top tier international companies. Our placement team is dedicated to finding the right employers for our interns in a variety of career fields. Below are some of our top fields for Washington DC, but are not limited to these:

  • Accounting
  • Art/Gallery
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Event Planning
  • Government and Policy
  • Hospitality
  • Human Resources
  • IT / Computing
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • NGO / Non-Profit
  • Pubic Relations

Global Experiences provides an award-winning Global Career Readiness Program which combines assessments, career coaching, and experiential learning to connect students academic knowledge with their professional ambitions. The Strengths-based approach focuses on interns meeting their potential and thriving in their future careers. 

Core Components Include

  • CliftonStrengthsFinder® Assessment
  • On-on-One Career Strengths Coaching
  • Goal Setting and Career Planning
  • Interview preparation
  • On-Site Career Seminars and Networking Events
  • Leadership Training and Recruitment Opportunities
  • Summer, up to 12 Credits
  • Semester, up to 12 Credits

Adding credit can allow interns to access existing financial aid options and gain credit towards graduation for many majors. This is suitable for interns who attend a university that does not offer credit for internships. Some universities will require credit, and we cannot change university requirements. For more information please discuss your situation with your program consultant at time of application.

Credit will be obtained through our School of Record, Fairfield University. 

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Washington Monument.

Living Abroad

AIFS Abroad provides excellent accommodations, activities, resources, and staff to help interns learn about and integrate into their host community.

Student Accommodation

  • Single or shared room
  • Centrally located
  • Fully furnished with access to a shared kitchen

Government 

The centers of all three branches of the United States federal government are in the District, including the President, Congress, and the Supreme Court. The city hosts more than 175 foreign embassies as well as the headquarters of many international organizations, trade unions, nonprofit organizations, lobbying groups, and professional associations. 

Art and Music 

Washington, D.C., is a national center for the arts. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is home to the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington National Opera, and the Washington Ballet. The District is an important center for indie culture and music in the United States. The label Dischord Records, formed by Ian MacKaye, was one of the most crucial independent labels in the genesis of 1980s punk and eventually indie rock in the 1990s.

Hailey is the Washington, DC Program Manager for Global Experiences. Hailey spent a summer studying in Madrid, Spain while studying at Virginia Tech, and had the opportunity to travel to Switzerland and France. She is loves the ability to combine her passions for travel and higher education to help students grow professionally in an international setting. 

In addition to day trips and excursions, a cultural calendar of weekly activities and social events is included in your program fee. These activities will include both typical tourist sites and attractions and lesser known visits which take advantage of the expert knowledge of our local AIFS Abroad staff and give you a more authentic and insightful view of life in the USA. Typical activities, tours and visits include:

  • Washington Nationals Baseball Game
  • Jazz in the Garden
  • National Sculpture Garden
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Old Town Alexandria 
  • Picnic

You may be asked to pay a small supplementary fee for some events

Excursions

This program offers a range of day trips and excursions that will take you outside DC and deepen your social, historical, and cultural understanding of the United States. Previous excursions have included:

Annapolis, Maryland.

Annapolis 

Visit the idilic, historic waterfront town of Annapolis for the day.

  • Maryland
  • Day Trip
  • Included in Program Fee
I love Philly sign.

Philadelphia

Explore the iconic, historic city and see where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed. 

  • Pennsylvania 
  • 1 Day
  • Included in Program Fee
Barcelona,Spain
A group of happy students at a carnival.
A view of Prague.

Social identity & access

One of the best things you can do before departure is enter into the journey knowing that your time abroad will be unique to this experience. The resources, community, and support available to you when abroad will likely be different as well. In order to help you prepare for your experience, we have compiled many resources about social identity and access in specific locations abroad. Your program staff will also provide you with more details pre-departure and during orientation.

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Important Dates & Deadlines

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Dates & Deadlines

Details

  • Early Application Deadline*
    February 1, 2023
  • Application Deadline**
    March 1, 2023
  • Scholarship Deadline
    April 1, 2023
  • Optional Departure Flight from US***
    June 11, 2023
  • Program Begins
    June 10, 2023
  • Program Ends
    August 5, 2023
  • Optional Return Flight to US***
    August 7, 2023
  • * We encourage applicants to apply by this date for a better chance of acceptance into their preferred career fields.
  • ** Deposits are due within 10 days of acceptance.
  • *** Included for students on AIFS flight package.

Optional Flight Package

Students can select an optional transportation package for all AIFS programs. Students who choose to book their own flights should meet up with group at the program location and will need to make their own ground transportation arrangements.

Below are fees by departure city based on average historical costs and subject to change. If you select this option on your application, the total flight package price will be confirmed in your account 6 months prior to departure. (Program fee is guaranteed.)

Depature City

Fee

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For more dates or questions, contact your program consultant:
(203) 399-5163 or email: intern@aifsabroad.com