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Spend a Semester in the Nation's Capital

The Department of Communication works with friends and alumni to help qualified and motivated students secure fall and spring semester internships in the Washington, D.C., area.  The program is open to undergraduate and graduate Communication majors.

Students must meet application requirements, may enroll in online classes to maintain full-time status, and are eligible for scholarship funds based on availability.  Selected positions include a stipend.

Scholarship awards may be available for students selected for the program.  Students are responsible for all costs associated with their internship, including housing, transportation, meals and living expenses.

An extensive air and ground public transportation system serves the D.C. region.  Many everyday destinations are within walking distance from internship offices.  Housing options may or may not provide cooking areas.

Housing options for interns in Washington include, but are not limited to, Cheap DC Intern Housing, International Student House, Johnson Building (Heritage Foundation), The CongressionalThompson Markward House (female-only housing), Washington Internship Housing Network, and Washington Intern Student Housing.

The Department of Communication does not offer an endorsement of any particular housing option and assumes no responsibility for a student's housing application or experience.

Applicants are reviewed by Department of Communication faculty and select alumni invested in the program's success.  Among other requirements, applicants must have completed 60 semester hours at MC, be at least 20 when the internship begins, be a declared Communication major for one full semester, have a 3.0 GPA in all coursework, and register to receive course credit for the experience.

For a full list of Washington Internship Program requirements, for more information, or for an application, contact Reid Vance.