The William & Mary Washington Center runs credit-bearing opportunities throughout the year that combine academic rigor and real world experience.
Our programs give employers the benefit of hiring hard working, high achieving interns with W&M administrators as a contact throughout the internship.
Our interns are available throughout the year:
- Spring: January – April
- Summer: June – August
- Fall: August – November
Check out our Employer Brochure (pdf).
The Benefit to Employers
- Students are admitted to a W&M Study in DC experience through a rigorous application and interview process. They are some of the best students William & Mary has to offer.
- Whether paid or unpaid, our students are available 30-40 hours a week to work as a part of your staff.
- Students are in DC to study a specific topic that relates to your organization. They are likely to settle in DC and enter your field upon graduation – giving you the first shot at hiring some of the nation’s best and brightest.
- W&M administrators work to ensure that you and your intern have a mutually beneficial experience. Our staff will meet with you before, during and after the semester to discuss and evaluate the student and his/her internship experience.
Upcoming Semester/Summer Themes
If you are interested in hiring an intern – now or in the future – please take a look at our upcoming themes to see if there is a fit for your organization.DC Semester Program Themes:
- "National Defense Politics and Budgeting" - Fall 2017
- "Environmental Action in DC and the World" - Spring 2018
- "Citizenship, Policy, and the Public" - Fall 2018
- "Marketing and Creativity in the Capital" - Spring 2019
- "Financial Regulation: Economic Peril or Promise" - Fall 2019
- "Public Art and Public Policy" - Spring 2020
- "Politics in the Era of Social Media" - Fall 2020
- "U.S. Environmental Policy" - Spring 2021
- "Museums and Cultural Heritage in the Nation's Capital" - Fall 2021
- "Cold War Spies and Other Myths: The Development of Postwar American Culture" - Spring 2022
- "U.S. Foreign Economic Policy" - Fall 2022
- American Politics - offered every summer
- Leadership and Community Engagement - offered every summer
- New Media - offered every summer
Work authorizations for international students pursuing internships in the US are handled by the William & Mary Reves Center for International Studies. Employers with questions about the immigration aspects of hiring international students may contact the Reves Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-221-3590.