Date(s) - March 27, 2019
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Applications for the CSU IN D.C. Internship Due March 27, 2019
About the Internship
The CSU Straayer Center for Public Service Leadership with the Department of Political Science have collaborated with The Washington Center (TWC) to create an undergraduate semester in Washington D.C. Students will enroll in 15 credits through CSU (see courses below) and complete a professional internship, seminar, and colloquium while in D.C. Beginning in the fall semester of 2018, CSU will be enrolling up to 10 upper-level undergraduate students in this program. The program is open to students in all colleges and majors. Applications will be due on March 27, 2019. Selection is made using a set of competitive criteria (interview, writing/communication, GPA, letter of faculty recommendation, etc.) by an internal review committee.
About the Washington Center
The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars is an independent, nonprofit organization serving hundreds of colleges and universities in the United States and other countries by providing selected students challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C. for academic credit. The largest program of its kind, The Washington Center has 90 full-time staff and more than 50,000 alumni, many of whom are in leadership positions in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Institutions partner with The Washington Center to help recruit and retain strong students, provide substantive internships and academic seminars to students from all majors, and offer their students the opportunities that will propel graduates towards successful careers. Students live in TWC housing, which includes a shared apartment unit located near Capitol Hill and Union Station. Units are two bedroom, two bathroom apartments that house four people. All apartments are furnished with utilities, basic cable, and wireless internet, and also include housewares (pots, pans, coffee maker, eating utensils, plates, drinking glasses, etc.) – a washer and dryer in each unit, iron and ironing board, and amenities such as a fitness center, computer lab, career services, and a 24/7 concierge service.
D.C. Semester CSU Courses
- POLS 487: Washington D.C. Internship
Students complete a 3-4 day a week full-time professional internship (9 credits).
- POLS 392: Washington D.C. Seminar
Students take a seminar style course at the Washington Center main campus (3 credits).
- POLS 496: Washington D.C. LEAD Colloquium Study
Students take a LEAD Colloquium and submit a professional portfolio upon completion of the program (3 credits).
Student Open House Dates
Please join us for an open house for more information about the program
- Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | 12 – 1 p.m. | Location TBD
- Wednesday, March 13, 2019 | 5 – 6 pm. | Location TBD
Spring Application Deadline (for Fall 2019): March 27, 2019
Applicants Notified of Selection Status: April 10, 2019
TWC Priority Deadline: April 17, 2019