College Internship Program | How It Works

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WISH Internships matches qualified students with premier internships in the nation’s capital. 

WISH Internships partners with government agencies, Congressional offices, advocacy groups, think tanks, multinational corporations, trade associations, the court system, and the media, providing internships in American government & politics, business & consulting, international relations & conflict resolution, and media & communications.

 Seminars, Site Visits, and Portfolio Presentations is  incorporated into the program to further enhance your internship experience!

WISH Internships has the contacts for internships in politics & government, business, justice & law, international relations, communication, and the arts and sciences. In the very competitive world of Washington internships, we do the footwork for students by advocating for them to obtain a quality placement. We take the angst out of procuring a premier internship and supervise the experience to enable success.

We ask each organization, agency or company to sign an agreement with WISH Internships to hold them accountable for what they promise the student in their internship. During the semester we are in Washington to monitor this process and intervene if necessary on the student’s behalf. We are also available to liaison with each office supervisor to make certain that our student intern is reporting to work and performing well. Our services do not end with the internship placement.

We will work with the intern so that they can get college credit for their internship.

In addition, WISH offers a residential life experience that has you living the Washington D.C. experience.

Fully furnished intern-only housing is available in the Historic District of Capitol Hill through WISH Housing.  Housing through WISH includes all utilities, free Wi-Fi and easy access to metro. Intern-only housing encourages a community that networks and explores the city together, shares their experience and learns from one another while in Washington. Visit for more information about housing at WISH.

Our ultimate goal is to help students through making contacts, providing practical experience and to enhance their resume credentials!

Contact us today for more information on how to help students gain more experience in Washington DC!

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