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WISH Internships is constantly attracting partnerships with new organizations, businesses, media, government agencies, and the US Congress. Students can identify career prospects while enhancing their employment credentials and can arrange for credit through your home college or university.

 Seminars, Outings, and Portfolio Briefings are incorporated into the program to further enhance your internship experience!

Download Fall 2014 Calendar of Events (pdf)


  • Meaningful, full-time internships in Washington, DC for students from the U.S. and international universities.
  • Seminars, site visits, and portfolio presentations for students to experience Washington beyond their internship.
  • Residential Life Services including welcome receptions, social mixers, career nights and policy salons.
  • Fully-furnished intern-only housing on Capitol Hill with Wi-Fi, free laundry facilities, and Metro accessibility.
  • Opportunities to network and socialize with other students working and learning in Washington, DC.


  • American Government, Politics, International Relations, and Conflict Resolution
    Internships available at executive branch agencies, House and Senate committees and members offices, think tanks, public interest and advocacy groups, lobby firms, the Federal Court System, embassies and international organizations, and law firms.These internships are ideal for students majoring in Political Science, International Affairs, and other Social Sciences.
  • Business and Consulting Firms
    Internships available with multinational corporations, trade associations, consulting firms, the US Capitol Departments of Commerce and Treasury, regulatory agencies, commercial attaches at embassies, think tanks, and corporate lobby firms. Students of International Business, Management, Finance and Accounting are coveted for these positions.
  • Media and Communications
    Internships available in digital communications, print and broadcast media, press secretary offices, and public relations firms.Communications, Journalism and English Majors are valued for these placements.

Read about the Advantages of WISH Internships

Click here to apply.

Intern Housing:

Housing is available through Washington Intern Student Housing (WISH) offering fully furnished, intern-only accommodations that include free Wi-Fi and easy access to metro.

Interns participating in the WISH Internships program are guaranteed housing through WISH, provided you submit the housing application and deposit for housing. Contact WISH for more information or visit
** Group rates available

Network, study and build your resume in America’s power and news capital during fall, spring, or summer semester.

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