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Internship Programs

WISH believes internships changes lives. The most valuable internships are available during the Fall and Spring semesters (they are longer and provide more experience)!

A vital time for students looking for:
• Resume Building
• Networking
• Confidence Building
• Hands on Experience
• Experience
• Marketability
• Opens doors previously unknown
• Finding a job
*Students can remain full-time students while taking home courses online so they are still on track to graduation

Students can remain full-time students while taking home courses online so they’re still on track to graduation, while experiencing a once in a lifetime internship.

WISH can help by offering two great programs:
• WISH Internship program
• WiSE Internship Program

WISH Internship Program

Learn real world skills!

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“WISH provided me with the resources to learn and assisted in my project needed for graduation. I had the ability to sit in on meeting in the offices on Capitol Hill and attend receptions that I would not have been able to otherwise. I believe my WISH internship was instrumental in securing a job when I graduated.”
— Mary L, North Carolina

WISH has interns on site each semester and assists with school credit projects! That’s not all, WISH students learn firsthand the professional skills needed to succeed in Washington D.C.

Students in the WISH Internship Program work side-by-side with the WISH team learning all about WISH. While interning with WISH interns have an opportunity to attend meetings with WISH partners and aligned organizations, as well as attend special events both on the Hill and in DC.

WISH looks for interns each semester in the areas of:
• Events and Hospitality
• Marketing and Social Media
• Business / Operations Management
• Public Relations
• Facilities Management

Interested? Send Your Resume.
Email your resume to for applications for the upcoming semester.

WISE Internship Program

WiSE interns are on the front lines of opportunity!

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The WiSE Internship Program puts students on the front lines of where public policy is made for all careers. When they return to campus life from this international city, they bring a new perspective to their studies and their classmates; they are determined to get their degrees.

Application Deadlines:
Spring Semester: September 30
Summer Semester: January 30
Fall Semester: July 15

WiSE Internship Program Rates
The $1,500 program fee provides your student with the WISH team who will work personally with your student to locate, prep, and get that internship opportunity. The team makes sure that school requirements of the internship are completed so credit is granted!

A semester in DC is much less than a semester abroad and does not delay graduation. Call the WISH team so that your students can take advantage of this invaluable opportunity.
Phone: 202.548.2720

WiSE is the Washington Intern Study Experience of a lifetime.
Semester dates correspond with home campus academic semester. Intern in Washington, DC between 32-40 hours a week. WiSE team works with the student on an individual basis from resume to interviews to placement. WiSE ensures internship requirements are met for the student’s home campus.

The WISH Team works with students one-on-one to find them the internship that meets their goals.

WiSE integrates student housing, on-line home campus courses, intern placement and support, with career development that meets every school’s academic, budgetary and inclusionary priorities.

WiSE is also available to university/college partners who want to send students to Washington DC but may need placement assistance to do so.

 “At WISH I learned essential skills that help me in my current field and in other internships. I learned networking, resume building, and office etiquette. I had the opportunity to meet multiple professionals, interns, elected leaders, and people from companies in a variety of fields from government, journalism to private companies. WISH gave me the chance to make new friends, visit multiple museums and attractions, and create a professional relationship with WISH staff who still help support my future endeavors.”
—Jorge M., Florida

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