The Process


Your Internship is all about YOU

It’s your career and your future. Your internship semester in DC is an important stepping stone in your educational and career journey. It’s also a chance to meet interns from all over the world, make friends for life and build your professional network. WiSE is here to support you in getting here and making this the experience of a lifetime.

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When it comes to interning, Washington has it all:

  • Government
  • International Affairs
  • Finance
  • Criminal Justice
  • Media & Communications
  • Journalism
  • Science
  • Marketing
  • The Arts
  • and so much more!

WISE has been the DC home for over 40,000 interns for over 25 years. We are well-connected with government, institutions, businesses and non-profits and know how things work.

Washington is one of the most desirable locations for students to serve as interns. It’s an amazing city, at the epicenter of politics, history, the finest museums and a lively nightlife.

The Onboarding Process:

Apply • Advise & Prepare • Interview • Accept

• Apply online here

• Resume review:

We’ll review your resume work together to focus your resume and cover letter on what is needed to achieve your goals.

WISE has been the DC home for over 40,000 interns for over 25 years and we are well connected with government and institutions, businesses and non-profits.

• Prepare you for your interview:

WiSE supports interview preparation and participates with you in mock interviews so you will be ready and confident.

• Attend interviews:

You will interview with your targeted organizations. It is your decision whether to accept or decline the offers you receive.

• Select your program:

Select your academic credit program classes from your home campus.

• Select your housing preference:

The staff at WiSE is here to support you every step of the way. Your semester interning in DC is challenging, but can be one of the most amazing experiences of your life. Apply now!



• College Junior/Senior class status attending a college/university

• Cumulative Grade Point Average 3.0 minimum

• Two letters of recommendation

• Statement outlining your goals and what your DC experience would mean to you. 

• Recent academic transcript


Find your dream DC Internship!

Apply now!