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Our internship opportunities connect you with current and future leaders. We’ve cultivated the relationships to help you land the perfect virtual or D.C. -based internship that aligns with your unique professional goals. Boost your resume while you study this semester and get the skills - and connections - to get ahead.

Semester in Washington students have the opportunity to enroll in either virtual or hybrid internships with a credit-bearing academic component (3-4 credits each). Internships are unpaid. SIW students are expected, in most cases, to dedicate 20 hours per week to their internship.


Potential internships include:

  • Communications
  • Congressional Offices
  • Data Analysis & Research
  • Government Agencies
  • Legal Offices
  • Media Outlets
  • NGOs/Nonprofits
  • Political Consulting Firms
  • Social Media Management
  • Think Tanks
  • Urban Planning
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The Internship Search at SIW

Semester in Washington’s virtual internship placement provider, Virtual Internships, LLC (“VI”) will work to place enrolled students with the most appropriate internships based on their expressed interests and professional goals. This process will include filling out an additional, internship-specific application so that VI can best match you to the right employer.

  • SIW's virtual internships’ are project-based and largely asynchronous so students can maintain their current schedules and commitments
  • VI guarantees placement into a high-quality, high-impact internship with relevant project completion
  • 250k+ opportunities available through VI
  • 13,000+ companies worldwide ready to host and mentor interns
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Internship Application Deadlines

Many internship opportunities in Washington, D.C. operate with very strict and early application processes and deadlines. We strongly encourage students interested in an internship option to apply to SIW as early as possible. We operate on a rolling admissions schedule and can begin your internship search shortly after you enroll with plenty of time to apply to as many opportunities as possible. Students interested in completing an internship must apply no later than the priority deadline.