Washington DC Semester

Chancellor Rebecca Blank poses with the 2014 cohort of D.C. Semester students, along with program director Leon Weintraub and UW alumnus Tony Carroll.

The Wisconsin in Washington, DC Internship program gives undergraduates an opportunity to spend a semester or summer interning in Washington, DC while taking classes and earning academic credit. Choose between a domestic focus, or an international policy focus (formerly the Washington, DC Semester in International Affairs).

The 12 credit semester program features three courses taken in Washington, DC, plus an internship. The 3 credit summer program includes one class and an internship.

As you take courses and complete your internship, you’ll gain first-hand experience in the political sphere of Washington, DC, connecting with distinguished UW-Madison alumni who work in professional, academic and diplomatic fields.

Many internship placement opportunities are available, including: Congress, the White House, executive departments and agencies, public policy advocacy and lobbying firms, think tanks, non-profits, law firms and legal institutions, print and broadcast media outlets, marketing and public relations firms, historical sites, and political organizations.

Summer & Fall 2017 extended deadline: December 1, 2016

 Learn more and apply through International Academic Programs (IAP).