Internships

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Student Internships

Washington Program staff works with accepted students to identify professional objectives and to assist students in securing intellectually-rewarding internships. While the Washington Program does not place students into internships, the program staff and Notre Dame Career Center work closely with each student to help them with every step of the internship application process.

Each student will be responsible for choosing where to apply for an internship. In the past, students in the Washington Program have interned on Capitol Hill, in the White House, at associations or lobbying firms, public interest organizations, public opinion research organizations, media consulting firms, or news organizations. Students receive three (3) credit hours for their internship.

Students are encouraged to seek out internships that match their academic interests and professional goals.

Our Students Have Interned At:

  • A Wider Circle
  • ABC News Nightline
  • ABC News This Week
  • Advertising Council
  • Africa Action
  • American Federation of Teachers
  • CBS Evening News with Katie Couric (DC)
  • Center for International Policy
  • Children’s Defense Fund – Child Health Internship
  • Children’s National Medical Center
  • Citizens for Global Solutions
  • CNN’s Washington Newsroom
  • Commission on Immigration, American Bar Association
  • Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Congressional and Legal Affairs Internship at the Canadian Embassy
  • Congressional Management Foundation
  • Congressional Research Service
  • C-SPAN
  • Democratic National Committee
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Justice – Office of Legislative Affairs
  • Embassy of Australia
  • Environmental Law Institute
  • Financial Services Forum
  • Georgetown Law – Criminal Justice Clinic
  • Hardball with Chris Matthews
  • Heritage Foundation – Defense Internship
  • Heritage Foundation Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies
  • Holland & Knight LLP, Community Services Team
  • Hudson Institute
  • Hudson Institute – Center for Future Security Strategies
  • Hudson Institute – Political Military Analysis Intern
  • Humane Society of the United States
  • Institute for Policy Studies
  • International Business-Government Counsellors
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • Investigative Internship at the Criminal Justice Clinic of Georgetown Law
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation – Federal Policy Intern
  • MDB Communications
  • Meet the Press/NBC
  • National Coalition for the Homeless
  • National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
  • National College Athletic Association
  • National Partnership for Women and Families
  • National Right to Life Committee
  • NBC News Meet the Press
  • Office of Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass)
  • Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia – Criminal Division
  • Office of the DC Attorney General, Family Services Division
  • One Economy Corporation
  • Public Defender Service for District of Columbia
  • Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA 1)
  • Rep. Chris Chocola (R-IN 2)
  • Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-IN 2)
  • Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI 6)
  • Rep. John Boehner (R-OH 8)
  • Rep. John Sullivan (R OK-01)
  • Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX 25)
  • Rep. Marty Meehan (D-Mass. 5)
  • Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-OH 1)
  • Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI 2)
  • Save America’s Forests
  • Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
  • Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • Senator Barack Obama (D-IL)
  • Senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn.)
  • Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN)
  • Senator Harry Reid (D-NV)
  • Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY)
  • Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)
  • Senator John Kerry (D-MA)
  • Senator John McCain (R-AZ)
  • Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) – Development Office
  • Senator Norm Coleman (R-MN)
  • Senator Pete Domenici (R-NM)
  • Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN)
  • Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI)
  • SlateV
  • Smithsonian Museum of American History
  • Strauss Radio Strategies
  • The Lab School of Washington
  • Transportation for America
  • Trust for the National Mall, Development
  • U.S. Asia Institute
  • U.S.Committee for the United Nations Development Program
  • U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops – Office of International Justice and Peace
  • U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops – Office of Social Development and World Peace
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Communications
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Public Affairs
  • United Nations Information Center
  • Washington Office on Latin America
  • Washington Research Group, Concept Capital
  • Weekly Standard
  • White House – National Economic Council
  • White House – Office of Scheduling
  • White House – Political Affairs Division
  • Wilderness Society