An internship in Washington, D.C. allows you to see world-renowned architecture, experience a world-class cultural scene and meet people from around the globe. This experience will help provide candidates with specialized work experience in politics, nonprofit management, marketing, communications, law and a number of other fields.



Complete a full-time internship abroad and lay the groundwork for your future career! Work in a global environment and learn about your field from a cross-cultural perspective.  

ISEP and its partners work with you to find an internship placement that matches your career aspirations, educational background and location preferences. During the application process, you will conduct a brief phone call with an ISEP Advisor to learn about your goals for interning abroad. If accepted, you will be guaranteed an internship in your desired career field.  

In the months leading up to the term abroad, you will be matched with potential employers and interview with them directly to learn more about each other. If everything goes well, the internship is finalized. You will know your internship placement and role before you depart to your host country. 



“I had a truly wonderful time in Washington D.C.. My internship was challenging yet such good fun, I thoroughly enjoyed going to work throughout the week. I met such fantastic people at work, in the city, and on the programme. The city itself is magnificent and truly unique and I loved immersing myself in a foreign environment. I received constant support from everyone who made it so easy for me to settle into a new country. Overall it was a brilliant experience and one I will never forget.”

-Angus T. | Political Science | King's College London



Participants in the D.C. program will stay in single room student housing at the prestigious George Washington University, conveniently located just a few blocks from the White House. The rooms are fully furnished, and interns will have access to a shared kitchen on each floor with kitchen utensils and commodities available.

Housing fee is included in overall tuition cost. Prices are subject to change. 

Course Description

Included in the Intern in Washington, D.C. program is the award-winning Global Career Readiness Program which combines assessment, coaching, and experiences to connect student's academic experience with their professional ambitions. A Strengths-based approach is utilized, with a focus on helping every participant meet their potential and find a career they love. 

Core Components Include:

-Clifton StrengthsFinder® Assessment

-On-on-One Career Strengths Coaching

-Career Webinar Series

-Goal Setting and Career planning

-Interview preparation

-On-Site Career Seminars and Networking Event

-One Day Global Career Workshop

-Leadership Training and Recruitment Opportunities


Earning Academic Credit

You can add academic credit to your program! Adding credit can allow students to access existing financial aid options and gain credit towards graduation for many majors. This is suitable for students who attend a university that does not offer credit for internships. For more information please discuss your situation with your home university study abroad advisor and your ISEP student advisor.

You can add optional transfer credit to your program through the school of record, Fairfield University, for an additional fee of $600 per course. Credits may transfer as elective or major credit, with a letter grade or pass/fail, depending on your home institution's policies. 

Available courses:

GE 298: Global Experiences International Internship 

3-6 credits in summer

6 credits in fall/spring

GE 301: Global Workforce and Leadership Development (online, 3 credits)

GE 302: Intercultural Communications in a Global Workplace (online, 3 credits)

ISEP STUDENT ADVISOR Bailey Wiles 703-504-9978 | Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your University Relations Manager and main point of contact here at ISEP. Contact me at any point in your search process and we’ll work together to find programs that match your interests and academic needs. When you reach out, be sure to include the name of your home university in your email. Follow me on Facebook @bwilesisep for scholarship announcements, application advice and my on-campus visits and events schedule. I look forward to working with you!

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Career Field

  • Business:

    Accounting Economics Finance Human Resources Management Marketing

  • Communication

    Public Relations

  • Computer and Information Sciences

  • Education

  • History

  • Hospitality and Tourism

    Event Planning

  • Human Services

  • Law/Criminal Justice

  • Natural Resources/Conservation

    Environmental Science

  • Psychology

  • Social Sciences

    Political Science and Government

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Art History Art Studies Cinematography and Film Production Design and Visual Communications Drama and Theatre Arts Film Studies Graphic Design

Academic Requirements


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Internships in Washington D.C. fill quickly, so don't delay getting in your application!

Insurance is not included. Incoming students to the U.S. will be responsible for enrolling in health insurance in order to be complaint with the J-1 visa. Students will be responsible for this additional cost.

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