Internships in Washington D.C.

Washington DC internships with Global Experiences combines a customized, professional internship; an award-winning career readiness program; downtown-DC student housing and career and social events with the GE Team. Take the plunge this summer with a full-time, eight-week internship in the capital of the United States – Washington, DC!

Washington, DC is known around the world as the nation’s capital, but few understand the District’s high reputation as a media, non-profit, and communications center for the US as well. This burgeoning reputation, in addition to DC’s status as America’s center of government, makes it a perfect choice as a location for valuable summer internships for both college students and recent graduates. Internships in DC allow for valuable real-world experience that can’t be matched. Washington DC internships allow interns the chance to see world-renowned architecture, immerse in a dynamic cultural scene, and meet life-long friends from around the world.

Some of our most exciting internships are in Washington DC but they fill quickly so don't delay getting in your application!

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    I would definitely recommend Global Experiences because they found me this very exceptional placement.

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    University of Wisconsin - Madison / Museums

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    Choosing an internship with Global Experiences gave me more options within my legal career by providing me with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in an international legal setting, and the ability to perfect my Italian language skills.

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    Villanova University / Law

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    This is truly the best way to experience a foreign city. Not only do you improve your language skills and imbibe a brand new culture, but you also make lasting friends throughout the process. It is completely unforgettable!

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    Advertising/Marketing/PR / Harvard University

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    It was worth every penny, for I have learned things that no one can teach you but yourself, and there is no better place to do so than halfway around the world, in Italy, doing what you do best.

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    Fashion Design

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    My internship was more than I ever could have hoped for. So many opportunities and learning experiences; Global Experiences helped me to grow in both professional and personal ways.

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    Fashion Design

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    My internship in Florence, Italy was absolutely amazing. I met some new lifetime friends from around the world, also gained new talents from my internship that will help me in my job market. I would not trade my experience for anything.

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    Fashion Design

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    I have grown drastically through my experience with the internship found through Global Experiences and through the advising of Global Experience staff. I came into the program as a hopeless art school graduate with little knowledge of how to market myself professionally or what my personal strengths really were, but I’ve left with a solid foundation to pave a career on from the resume and online presence workshops in addition to the killer presence this internship will have on my resume! Thanks again

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    Fine Arts / School of the Museum of Fine Arts

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    I am excited to find out more about how this international experience shaped who I am. When I have decisions to make here in the United States, I know that I will have a different response and a different attitude. I know I will appreciate some things more and some things less. I think I look at the world with a wider lens. I know my decisions affect more people as well as my personal future. I certainly know I will not take anything for granted. Thanks!

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    Journalism and Public Relations / Salisbury

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    This has been the best and most formative experience of my college career. Coming to Florence I was excited to learn and study but I gained so much more. Living and working in a foreign country with a different language forces you out of your comfort zone and to try new things. I did so many things, visited 4 countries and 15+ cities, and was immersed in Italian culture which made me appreciate both America and the countries I visited more. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience- and Rachel and Anna are the BEST!

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    Communications / Salisbury

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    Interning through Global Experiences has been a unique and rewarding experience. Today, while so many students are studying abroad, there are few who gain practical work experience that Global Experiences offers. As an intern for a tour operator in Florence, I gained experience booking clients in the office as well as leading tours throughout Italy and Europe! This was definitely a once in a lifetime experience that I would recommend to anyone.

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    San Diego State University / Travel and Tourism

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    Global Experiences helped me get the internship I have always dreamed of! Living and working in Italy was a great learning experience.

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    Marymount University / Fashion Design

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    GE had the best of both worlds – a study abroad program where I’d learn the language and interviews for internships based upon my major and academic interests!

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    Virginia Tech / Journalism

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    I am now doing an internship not just to learn more about my field and make my resume stand out but also to learn from the way things get done in Italy, and to make even more new friends and to fill my brain instead of my notebooks.

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    Miami Dade College / Public Relations

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    This was the best experience I have ever had. Coming to Italy has made an effect on my life, and will help me even further in my career as a fashion designer.

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    Marymount Manhattan College / Fashion Design

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    Catholic University of America / Graphic Design

 Internships in Washington D.C.

Start your Washington DC Internship Experience by reviewing our wide range of placement examples. Your Washington D.C. internship placement will be personally matched to both your strengths and career goals. We can't wait to help you gain the work experience you need to find the career you love.

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Marketing for an IT Company

Marketing for an IT Company

This organization is a leading provider of Video, Audio Streaming Services, and Managed Hosting solutions. Our success comes from our unwavering dedication to providing the best products and service to our customers. Over the last decade our suite of automation services and streaming services, has empowered over 6,000 customers to grow their businesses and rely on our infrastructure for optimum hosting and streaming services. In trying to grow their business, the company has the need for a marketing intern.

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Marketing / PR in Public Advocacy

Marketing / PR in Public Advocacy

This prominent professional public service organization is seeking an intern to assist with research and data analysis. This organization serves to advance the art, science, teaching, and practice of public and non-profit administration. This organization promotes the value of joining the public service profession, building bridges among all who pursue public purposes, while providing networking and professional development opportunities to those committed to public service values.

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Multifaceted Marketing / PR Internship

Multifaceted Marketing / PR Internship

This firm has Public Relations, Marketing, Sports and Entertainment divisons. They are looking interns for all departments. Responsibilities include: Assist in developing and contributing to public relations and marketing activities, interact with internal departments to carry out client requirements such as scheduling advertising; monitoring account activities; and managing production activities. Additional responsibilities may consist of coordinating with news media to develop appropriate stories and maintain up-to-date customer and prospect records.

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Historical Research

Historical Research

This placement is committed to offering interns a wide range of archival and editing experiences — including organization of documents, web development, and general office work. We also encourage students to complete independent research projects on topics related to the holdings of the Project, and many of our summer interns undertake research related to senior theses or other long-term projects.

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Internship with Chinese Contemporary Art Gallery

Internship with Chinese Contemporary Art Gallery

This gallery represents and exhibits cutting edge, stimulating works by established contemporary Chinese artists as well as emerging contemporary Chinese artists who are not as yet "discovered" internationally. With close to 2,000 square feet of gallery space, this beautiful gallery overlooking the River Thames is London’s only Chinese contemporary art gallery with a permanent exhibition space of this size and scale. Interns selected for this placement intern will work directly with the gallery manager and client developer, learning everything about running a gallery.

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Placement In One of Ireland's Leading Museums

Placement In One of Ireland's Leading Museums

A top Museum is looking for interns to assist in the transfer of collection to a new facility. Candidates will receive hands-on experience in museum documentation processes and will need to have a background in museum studies. Tasks include: repacking and stabilizing objects, location control, data inputting and updating and records management, along with a variety of other museum-related tasks as they arise.

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Business Development

Business Development

The Business Development Intern will work primarily with the sales department and industry verticals including Infrastructure, Agriculture, and Special Projects. Duties will include market & competitor research and analysis, potential customer outreach, assistance with partnership development, some flight operations planning, and coordination between project leads, data engineering and flight operations departments.

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Intern with a Wealth Management Firm

Intern with a Wealth Management Firm

Intern with an organization that works at the intersection of good business and social value. With decades of experience and a deep global network, you'll be involved in an innovative approach that helps clients mitigate risk and build opportunity in emerging markets around the world. Work as a part of a team to support existing and new clients, research on at least one "idea lab" initiative, attending and representing at events, and other office activities as needed. Clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to non-profits to technology start-ups, creating innovative partnerships, CSR, and social outreach programs.

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Business Management Consulting Internship

Business Management Consulting Internship

This company works within the pharmaceuticals industry, financial services, and the consumer projects, providing project and change management. They specialize in organizational change and help companies assess their weaknesses. An intern for this company can expect to work on client projects, assist with internal knowledge management, provide support with presentations to clients, help prepare for the global conference, and I/O psych, flexible interests in business.

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Environmental Communications Intern

Environmental Communications Intern

This environmental agency is seeking exceptionally motivated undergraduate students, graduate students, and graduates for the opportunity to help a ground-breaking environmental organization dramatically increase the role of communications in advancing its mission, growing its audience and building its supporter base. The intern will work with the Communications Manager to frame the organizations message, develop and maintain a consistent organizational voice, manage and support our engagement with both online and traditional media, and grow our audience. The Communications Intern will: support communications capacity and strategy; draft material on behalf of their programs, activities and leadership; edit external communications and support online outreach and supporter engagement. The Communications Intern reports to the Communications Manager.

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Civil Society Communications

Civil Society Communications

This dynamic nonprofit creates public-private partnerships to assist the least advantaged people in Latin America and the Caribbean. They are looking for a Civil Society Communications Intern with experience working with local, national, international NGOs to work closely with the programs team.

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News Production Assistant

News Production Assistant

This integrated creative communications agency works with entertainment, arts, and culture industries. They have worked in film home entertainment, television, games, and theatre as well as with branding, personal representation, and sponsorship. They are looking for an intern with an interest in communication. Ideal for interns looking to work in production, marketing, or other forms of entertainment.

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Art and Education

Art and Education

At its office near the Kennedy Center in Washington, this organization offers unpaid internships around the year to outstanding university students. Full-time interns work between 35 and 40 hours a week. An intern's responsibilities may include fundraising, marketing of the organizations magazine, promotion of the Arts Olympiad to schools, social media, and writing and research.

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Educational Outreach Intern

Educational Outreach Intern

Interns research countries and cultures, collect cultural artifacts, create educational activities and curricula, manage the International Resource Library and Culture Box programs, and assist in other various office tasks. Interns are expected to have some knowledge of the US public school system, interest in education and cross-cultural learning, good writing skills, creativity, and initiative to become an active member of the office team.

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Case Work Oriented Education Research

Case Work Oriented Education Research

This organization is a leading figure in international and US refugee resettlement. The intern will assist the case work staff in providing IRC clients with all initial services in the resettlement process. Additionally, the intern will work closely with team education coordinators to assist in providing IRC clients with appropriate education services. Case Workers provide initial services to orient refugees to life in the US. These services include securing housing, addressing medical concerns, registering children in school, applying for Social Security cards and State IDs, and linking clients to our internal and mainstream services.

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Field Internship for Environment NGO

Field Internship for Environment NGO

This organization acts as a strong advocate on a broad range environmental issues, including promoting energy efficiency, protecting our open spaces, cleaning up our air and water, and to advancing global warming solutions. They speak out and take action at the local, state, and national levels to protect our precious natural resources. Intern tasks vary by season, however, responsibilities can include conducting research into critical environmental problems and preparing investigative reports, coordinating media events, assisting in the preparation of news releases and opinion pieces and even working with coalition partners and state-based environment federations.

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Environmental Advocacy

Environmental Advocacy

A national environmental NGO based in Washington is looking for an legislative intern to help in the fight for environmental policy reform! Students with a passion for environmental preservation and politics will find this placement to be an amazing introduction to legislative lobbying and research in the nation's capital. Some tasks included but are not limited to: research and reports, organize media events, build national coalitions, and lobby governmental or corporate decision-makers in support of specific policy proposals.

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International Environmental Advocacy

International Environmental Advocacy

This international environmental organization is based in Washington,D.C. with branch offices in Beijing, Shanghai, and Wuhan. Founded in 1996 by a group of scientists and professionals concerned with China's environmental problems, the company aims to ensure a healthy global environment and continued economic development by helping China solve its environmental problems. Interns conduct research on environmental issues related to China, contribute to research papers and reports, and attend some seminars/meetings, etc. in town and submit summary reports from these events.

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Melting Pot for Government and Citizen Cooperation

Melting Pot for Government and Citizen Cooperation

This company serves as a middle ground for the government and those whom they work to help. This specific organization works to improve the performance of government and the connection between citizens and their government. Interns here will have the opportunity to help plan events that will lead to the strengthening of these relationships.

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Event Management for a Women's Style Magazine

Event Management for a Women's Style Magazine

Any student with an interest in marketing, hospitality, or event planning will love this internship! A women's lifestyle magazine that hosts all kinds of events is looking for an intern to assist their team. Interns will get to plan professional and social gatherings, work with clients, and see projects through from beginning to end. The intern may also get to travel outside of the DC area to places like New York to help manage the events they put together!

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Marketing & Events for Political Magazine

Marketing & Events for Political Magazine

This nonpartisan political magazine educates, informs, entertains and connects all those who touch politics, from high-profile players to political junkies and casual observers. The magazine is published monthly, and they are seeking interns in a variety of areas including marketing and events. Such events and seminars have been held since 1983 and featured political professionals, candidates, political junkies and all those involved in campaigns; attendees come from all over the United States and, in recent years, have also come from Canada, Europe, Africa, Australia, Latin America and even Mongolia.

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Theatre Design Internship at Dynamic DC Arts Nonprofit

Theatre Design Internship at Dynamic DC Arts Nonprofit

A DC Based Arts Nonprofit is offering unique design internships in Set, Lighting, Props, Sound, and Costume Design! Interns will have the opportunity to assist a professional DC designer on three full-length productions. Production tasks may include designing projects within the Festival, attending meetings and rehearsals, attend Tech Week and Festival Workshop weekend and participate in props and costumes design.

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Post Production Firm

Post Production Firm

Boutique post house offering a one stop solution for post production needs in the film and TV industry. These specialists design, edit, grade and dub content for movies, broadcasting and corporate use. This is an amazing opportunity for an intern to network with major film professionals, promote themselves and get their foot in the door to a tough industry.

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Video Production and Film

Video Production and Film

This nearly decade old award winning creative video production company operates in the heart of Dublin. Their work ethic constantly evolves and they are looking for fresh and creative methods as they seek to bring life through film. Interns should expect to: assist on shoots on location, help carry equipment and set up camera and tripod, shoot second camera when necessary, help set up sound equipment and booming when appropriate.

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Private Wealth Management Firm Downtown

Private Wealth Management Firm Downtown

This placement is with a top notch financial firm specializing in professional portfolio management. Their products are designed to meet a wide variety of investment objectives such as capital appreciation, income generation, diversifying portfolio concentration, and tax minimization. The ideal candidate will be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Finance, have relevant work experience and a strong desire to establish a career in one of the above mentioned areas of focus.

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Leading US Consumer Interest Group

Leading US Consumer Interest Group

The is the leading US Consumer Interest Group. An intern here will work with campaign and advocacy staff to demonstrate support for issues at the state and national level; writing and compiling reports. Over the course of the internship, he or she will learn the basics of a variety of issues, and then reach out to individuals, media outlets, organizations, and decision-makers to build visibility and gain their support.

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Grants and Contracts Internship

Grants and Contracts Internship

This organization is seeking interns on a rolling basis to learn about Grants and Contracts Management in a practical environment as a supplement to their studies. Interns will be involved in supporting an active, internationally-focused, non-profit organization. Interns will be able to gain wide exposure to grants management, financial reporting, cost analysis and audits, and other projects as they occur day to day in the department.

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Public Diplomacy Intern at DC Embassy

Public Diplomacy Intern at DC Embassy

This Embassy seeks interns who will have the opportunity to contribute substantially to our public diplomacy or press teams, and to serve as support for both short and long term projects. Ideal candidates will have social media savvy on a variety of platforms (predominately Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest) and will have experience exercising sound judgment about the content posted on such platforms. Interns also should have good writing and online research skills, a basic knowledge of important US civil society groups, and a proven commitment to the country this Embassy represents.

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International Diplomacy Intern

International Diplomacy Intern

This organization reaches beyond the scope of traditional diplomacy by addressing ethnic conflict, tribal warfare, and religious hostilities. The ideal candidate must have strong writing samples that reflect an understanding of diplomacy and/or a desire to work for an organization of this type.

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Legislative Experience with a Major Consumer Advocacy Group

Legislative Experience with a Major Consumer Advocacy Group

The leading US Consumer Interest Group is looking for a legislative intern to assist the organization's advocacy efforts in the US Congress. The intern will work with staff to actually craft and advocate for legislation that pushes the organization's position in consumer protection. The intern tasks will vary, but will include writing and compiling reports. Over the course of the internship, the intern will learn the basics of a variety of issues, and experience life in the public policy and lobbying side of Washington DC.

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Boutique Hotel Management/ Hospitality Intern

Boutique Hotel Management/ Hospitality Intern

For almost a century, this boutique hotel has offered an eclectic yet refined atmosphere for anyone seeking a European-style oasis on American soil. The charming and unique setting is the perfect destination for all occasions. They create lifelong relationships with their guests by exceeding their expectations through our unrivaled quality in service, cuisine, and décor. This hotel seeks a hotel management/ hospitality intern to assist in all areas of hotel management.

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Internship at a Tour Company

Internship at a Tour Company

This hospitality company arranges day trips and weekend trips, for international students, service providers, and for UK universities, which are sold via our website, international student fairs, and through study abroad offices. We also arrange short term faculty led study abroad and study tours for university and high school students in the UK and USA. Tasks may include: assisting the Sales and Marketing department on a day-to-day basis to increase sales and awareness; assisting with new business research (online and by telephone); helping marketing staff manage contacts, including updating and maintaining records; assisting in creating e-mail shots, online marketing, and the use of social networking; helping the sales team create marketing materials, specifically developing our student online booking website; observing the operations department to understand how tours are created and delivered to our clients; providing support for staff at events.

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Marketing for a Tourism Organization

Marketing for a Tourism Organization

This is a Parisian travel agency specializing in tailor made programs and itineraries to match your budget and interests during your time in France. Interns will participate in a wide array of projects. Primary responsibilities will include content creation meant to attract US visitors to France and developing thematic travel packages to be marketed to said visitors. Additional responsibilities in partner acquisition, account management and business development will also arise as the intern adapts to their role. Qualified candidates must be native English speakers and be able to adapt to a constantly changing environment.

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Creative Graphic Design Firm Downtown

Creative Graphic Design Firm Downtown

This company caters to clients in need of creative graphic design, publication management, smart marketing advice and improved sales. They provide services in all aspects of graphic design -- from concept development to print, mailing and distribution, marketing strategy, advertising, exhibit and sponsorship sales and stellar websites. Ideal candidate will have studied graphic design at the university level and have an impressive portfolio to showcase their knowledge and skill set.

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Graphic Design for a Women's Style Magazine

Graphic Design for a Women's Style Magazine

A lifestyle magazine for US Latina women is looking for a Graphic Design intern to assist in the day to day production of the magazine. Interns will gain first-hand experience in design, page layout, and may even get to contribute directly to articles and features! Interns looking to gain experience in the competitive magazine industry are encouraged to apply.

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Graphic Design with Established Think Tank

Graphic Design with Established Think Tank

This leading foreign policy think tank is seeking graphic design students to assist their graphic design team in branding efforts. Responsibilities may include web layout design, brochure structuring and logo design. Qualified candidates should be passionate about foreign policy or themes related to this organization's work.

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Human Resources Internship

Human Resources Internship

This non-profit organization is seeking interns on a rolling basis to learn about Human Resources in a practical environment as a supplement to their studies. Interns will be involved in supporting an active, internationally-focused, non-profit organization in many different facets of HR. Interns will be able to gain wide exposure to recruiting, employee relations, benefits administration, training and meeting coordination, audits, and other projects as they occur day to day in the department.

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Talent Recruitment for Entertainment

Talent Recruitment for Entertainment

Agency    As a trendy entertainment management agency, this firm started out as a music management company and now also has an event management division for entertainment industry clients as well as an annual film festival. Interns will be welcomed into a dynamic office environment located on Sydney's coolest street and will have the opportunity to attend fun events for free! This intern position within the company will focus on recruitment for talent representation.

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Charity HR and Recruiting

Charity HR and Recruiting

This organization is the largest independent provider of charity jobs in the UK, delivering permanent and temporary placements at every level. The business has expanded over the years through organic growth and acquisition, and they are seeking an intern who will observe the recruitment and screening process of candidates, gain exposure to how information is gleaned in the hiring/selection process, analyze differences in business practices between the United States and UK, and identify trends in the nonprofit sector and analyze changing needs based on client feedback.

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IT for International Arts Non-profit

IT for International Arts Non-profit

This non-profit advocates for international arts as a tool for child development in international understanding. By employing the power of the arts to nurture a child’s innate creativity and foster the child’s intrinsic empathy a student can gain the preconditions for prosperity, peace, and preservation. Internship tasks will consist of IT support specific to this organization's mission and client base.

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IT/Coding for Historical and Political Project

IT/Coding for Historical and Political Project

This internship placement is with a documentary editing project located on the George Washington University campus. The project collects, accessions, transcribes, and annotates material written by and to a historical figure relating to their post-political life. Volumes I and II, which cover 1945-1952, have already been completed and Volume III is underway. In addition, the project’s website is being expanded, and project staff are engaged in outreach to students, teachers, scholars, and policymakers. Interns will perform research and assist with website development. Specific tasks will depend on the intern's interests and qualifications and the there is room for customization.

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IT/Web for a Prestigious University

IT/Web for a Prestigious University

The Provost's office of a historic and prestigious University in downtown Washington DC is looking for a tech-savvy web developer to assist in the completion of an international education system. The school sends many students to China, and needs someone to help develop their system that will facilitate cross-border exchange. The intern will work with both the Provost and the IT department, gaining new tech skills and a large part in a very important project.

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Criminal Defense Law Firm

Criminal Defense Law Firm

This firm provides interns with firsthand, courtroom experience in Washington DC and neighboring Maryland. For those who qualify this law internship offers a glimpse into the American criminal justice system, and unmatched mentoring and connections. Sample tasks include: preparing courtroom exhibits, writing reports regarding investigative activities, assisting with case development, conducting legal search possibly using either Westlaw or LexisNexis and taking witness statements for extensive criminal background checks. This is an internship well suited to law students with a focus in criminal law.

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Water Law Intern

Water Law Intern

This international legal firm aims to give back to the communities where real people live and work. Their commitment to improving the human condition wouldn’t be complete without a commitment to the communities we serve and the planet we live on. Through both institute-level efforts and the volunteer passions of staff members, they take action to make the world a better place. The selected intern will serve as a research assistant to investigate and document the roles of government institutions in water resource management and water allocation. Tasks consist of legal research, cross-departmental coordination to display institutional areas, and frequent case study analysis. Qualified interns must be in their second or third term of legal studies and have a display interest in environmental legal issues.

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Civil Liberties Law internship

Civil Liberties Law internship

The nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization is seeking a law intern. Often described as the “law firm of the Latino community” this organization promotes social change through legislative and regulatory advocacy, high impact litigation, communications, and community education in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, political access, and public resource equity. The DC office handles national policy, regulatory, and legislative matters and litigation in the southeastern quadrant of the U.S.

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Communications Intern for Environmental Education Agency

Communications Intern for Environmental Education Agency

This NGO is the nation’s leading organization in lifelong environmental learning, connecting people to knowledge they use to improve the quality of their lives and the health of the planet. They achieve this by providing knowledge to trusted professionals and other leaders who, with their credibility, amplify messages to national audiences to solve everyday environmental problems. A background and interest in the environment, education, communications, marketing, or a related field will prove valuable to any intern in this role.

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NGO Citizen Advocacy General Internship

NGO Citizen Advocacy General Internship

Interns are an integral part of the team. The internship can include assisting with research, grassroots organizing, media outreach, and working with U.S. and international non-governmental organizations. Interns are also likely to attend congressional hearings, think-tank briefings or other events as the eyes and ears of this organization. All interns are expected to do administrative support work, but they are generally assigned to specific projects according to their interests and qualifications.

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Economic Empowerment - Education and Training

Economic Empowerment - Education and Training

This Economic Empowerment program assists refugees to become economically self-sufficient, with a major focus and emphasis on first job placement and retention The Refugee Training intern will work closely with the Economic Empowerment team’s training specialists to assist in the implementation of multiple job readiness and professional development trainings offered to clients.

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Refugee Acceptance Preparation

Refugee Acceptance Preparation

This NGO is a leading non-sectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection, and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. Currently, this branch resettles and/or provides assistance to over 700 refugees and asylees each year. An intern here will be assisting in preparing for the arrival of new refugees and will report to the Logistics Specialist.

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Social Services Internship

Social Services Internship

An organization whose focus is to combat poverty and expand opportunity for all people in the US with offices in DC, Boston, Chicago, New York, and Philadelphia. We operate a national network of service centers, staffed by trained volunteers and partner with social service agencies and city offices to connect participants to resources such as healthcare, childcare, legal services, and food and clothing assistance. Full training is provided and you will participate in one-on-one meetings with community members in need of help prioritizing goals in order to better their quality of life. Assistance with resume-building, filling out job applications, food stamps, health care access, etc.

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Case Work Internship

Case Work Internship

The Case Work team is the first point of contact for newly-arrived refugees. Case Workers provide initial services to orient refugees to life in the US. These services include securing housing, addressing medical concerns, registering children in school, applying for Social Security cards and State IDs, and linking clients to our internal and mainstream services

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The career fields listed on the website are just a sample of what is available. Even if you don't see what you're looking for, doesn't mean that it's not a possibility. Think about what kind of work you would like to partake in and where your interests lie. Want to find out all your opportunities? Inquire now and one of our knowledgeable Admissions Counselors will get in contact with you. 

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Washington D.C. Internship Inclusions

As a city populated by just under one million residents (not including the thousands of tourists from all over the globe visiting each year), Washington DC is dominated by national and international institutions such as the Smithsonian Museum, the US Capitol, the White House, countless businesses, lobbying organizations, and many international organizations. Within this diverse and powerful city, we have developed a program that is much more than just an internship placement that includes a wide range of components to enhance your overall experience in the U.S. capital.

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Having a Washington, DC internship can easily help you stand out from the crowd, improve your resume, and get hired much quicker. When you apply, each candidate undergoes a careful review by our top-notch Enrollment Team based on numerous phone consultations and an online application form before being accepted for a summer internship. Apply early, as this summer location fills up fast!

Each candidate who successfully navigates this extremely competitive selection process receives multiple hours of one-on-one career development with our own Program Advisors – international travelers themselves with extensive knowledge of Washington, DC. This strengths-based, award-winning career development includes unmatched preparation for an interview with a company in your career field matched to you career goals and personal strengths. International candidates will also receive dedicated visa assistance to help navigate the J-1 visa process (a United States Department of State requirement for legally interning in America), which is a separate and associated cost.

Guaranteed InternshipGuaranteed Custom Internship Placement

At Global Experiences, we guarantee an internship to all participants accepted into our internship programs. Admission to the program is based on a combination of relevant college or university level course work, relevant work experience and an assessment of maturity and readiness for a professional abroad experience.

We work with applicants on a one-to-one basis to understand their skills, talents, and expectations. By getting to know your academic background, career objectives, and overall expectations for your time in the District of Columbia, we are able to place you in a dynamic work environment providing real-world work experience.

Once a good match is found, all interns will interview by phone or skype with their supervisor before the placement is confirmed. When you arrive on location and you start at your internship we will help support you and ensure you make the most of your placement including on-site check-ins and coaching.

Global Career Readiness ProgramGlobal Career Readiness Program

Included in all the programs is our award-winning Global Career Readiness Program which combines assessment, coaching, and experiences to connect students academic experience with their professional ambitions. We take a Strengths-based approach and focus on helping every participant meet their potential and find a career their love. 

Core Components Include

  • CliftonStrengthsFinder® 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

Your Experience AdvisorYour Experience Advisor

Global Experiences is built by a team of passionate and experienced travelers, who love working with our participants to help them get ready for both living and interning abroad. We know that it is a big step to move to an unfamiliar city, make new friends, and explore a unique culture, all while going to work everyday. This is where your program advisor and location coordinator will become your new travel experience advisors, taking care of you from the day you join the program, to the day you head home.

Your advisor will help you prepare for what will become the most life changing experience that you may ever have, including helping you navigate through travel bookings, visa requirements, academic credit and financing questions, as well as any nerves you have about living in a new city. We will help you get to know the rest of the program group so you'll have friends as soon as you arrive on location, and get a head start on weekend travel planning.

Housing in Washington D.C.

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. 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.

 

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Travel and Medical InsuranceTravel Support

Included in your program are many essential travel services to help your experience be as easy as possible so you can focus on enjoying your new home and rocking your internship.

Program Inclusions

  • Travel and Medical Insurance
  • 24/7 Emergency support on location 
  • Visa processing support
  • Partnership with STA Travel for discounted and group flights
  • Social and weekend events on location
  • Closed Facebook Groups for every start date so you can get to know your new friends and make plan travels before you arrive

On-Site Programs TeamOn-Site Programs Team

Global Experiences programs are lead by experienced staff in each program city that are trained and supervised by our head office in Annapolis, Maryland, USA.

Your location coordinator on location will get to know you before you depart and will meet you when you arrive in your new home. As a local of the city, all of our location staff are experienced in providing hands-on support to new visitors to the city. There can be lots of adjustments and culture shock when you first arrive, but we are more than ready to help you feel comfortable and get to know the amazing new culture in your new city.

You will have an outline of events and experiences to take part in as well as plenty of opportunities to give your career skills an extra boost so you come home not just as a world traveler, but also ready to take a big step forward in your journey to finding a career you love.

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 program consultant at time of application.

You can add optional transfer credit to your program through our school of record, Fairfield University. 

Option 1: Summer, 6 Credits, $600
Option 2: Semester, up to 12 Credits, $1,000

  • Transfer credit - letter grade or pass / fail. Determined by the home institution.
  • General Elective credit - letter grade or pass / fail.
  • Major credit - transfers as DEPT000 with letter grade.
  • Financial Aid available. 

How To Earn Credit?

All Global Experiences' international internship programs are designed to complement a student's academic degree program. You could earn credit from your own institution, from our School of Record, or one of our partner schools.

There are many options for gaining credit and securing financial aid for your internship abroad program and we're happy to help you find what works best for you.

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Snapshots of Washington D.C. Internships

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At the game
Going to NATS game in metro
at work
Meeting Hillary Clinton
Visiting GE Office
At work
At US Capital
Exploring Washington DC
Trip to British Embassy

Tuition And Dates

Join us for a summer internship in Washington, D.C. to get an edge in your career. Review the program dates and prices below and/or get in touch with our team to talk about financing options.

Season

Summer 2018

Summer 2018

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Length

8 Weeks

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Start Date

06/17/2018

06/17/2018

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Full Program Tuition

$7,990 USD

$8,290 USD - J1 Visa

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2018 Early Admissions
(Enroll by 8/31/2017)

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Washington D.C., USA

Season: Summer 2018

Length: 8 Weeks

Start Date: 06/17/2018

Full Program Tuition: $7,990 USD

2018 Early Admissions: Not Available

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Washington D.C., USA

Season: Summer 2017

Length: 8 Weeks

Start Date: 06/17/2018

Full Program Tuition: $7,990 USD - J-1 Visa

2018 Early Admissions: Not Available

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Washington D.C., USA

Season: NA

Length: NA

Start Date: NA

Full Program Tuition: NA

2018 Early Admissions: NA

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Washington D.C., USA

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Length: NA

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Full Program Tuition: NA

2018 Early Admissions: NA

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See How It Works

When you are applying for internships abroad, you will follow a step by step process with our team that will provide you with enough information to help you make an informed decision about an internship abroad with Global Experiences. From application to arrival, we'll be there to guide you.

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Find Out If You’re Eligible

For internships in Washington, DC you must be a current university student or must have graduated within 12-months of the internship start date and hold a valid passport*. All participants must be 18 years or older and have 1-2 years of university coursework and/or professional experience within their field. All non-US students must be eligible for and travel on the J1 Visa.

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