Semester in DC

Experience Transforming Students

Student with John Tester

"My experience with The Washington Center and living in our nation's Capitol is one that I will never forget. I was provided with life-altering opportunities from the people I met to the work experience I gained. The Washington Center taught me skills that I will use for professional development long into my future. I made friends from all around the globe that I will cherish for a lifetime, including Senator Tester!"

- Carroll College Junior Kacey Gollehon

 

Carroll College Junior Kacey Gollehon (center) spent the spring semester of her sophomore year as an intern for Senator Jon Tester (right), Montana's Senator, as part of The Washington Center's DC internship Program. She and Sen. Tester were joined by Carroll College President, Dr. Thomas M Evans (left).

The Washington Center DC Internship Program

Career Services works with The Washington Center Program in the fall, spring and summer semesters to arrange internships, academic courses and housing in Washington D.C.

Selected students work with The Washington Center to secure an internship in the Washington DC area. During the program, students complete an internship for 4.5 days and participate in a leadership program with other students for one afternoon per week. Students also take one academic course at The Washington Center.

Program Details:

The Program consists of 3 parts:

  1. The Internship: TWC offers high quality internships with more than 1,000 organizations in Washington DC, providing internships for a wide variety of majors. The program matches you with the right internship to offer you the best experience.
  2. The Leadership Forum: The Washington Center produces not only future leaders in their professions, but also well-informed citizens who are engaged with their communities and their world. By taking part in our Leadership Forum, you will get the chance to listen to and engage with distinguished speakers, including current and former cabinet members, ambassadors, journalists, members of Congress and other leaders. You’ll get direct access to the perspectives and experiences of important leaders from the business, nonprofit, media, government and diplomatic communities. You’ll also have the opportunity to get engaged in the community around you and make a real difference.
  3. Academic Course: Every member of the internship program completes one academic course thast meets once a week.  This course is directly related to the work that the intern is doing throughout the week. This course is taught by highly-qualified instructors providing access to a wide variety of resources available in the Washington DC area.

Application Deadlines:

  • Summer Semester 2014: Early March 2014
  • Fall Semester 2014: Early June 2014

To Apply:

To participate in this program, students must receive approval from Nisan Burbridge, Internship Coordinator. This approval is granted after students have had their application, essay, and resume reviewed. Students that would like to participate should schedule an appointment. Contact Nisan Burbridge by email or at 406-447-5465 to schedule an appointment.

Information on housing, transportation and activities around DC can be found on The Washington Center website.