Sample Week

Students in front of the Capitol Building.

Experience Washington D.C. as you expand your knowledge of American politics and government.

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  • 4 days of internship (must be relevant to academic careers)
  • 1–2 evenings of traditional coursework
  • 1 day of educational and cultural experiences *

Monday:
Field visits to government agencies and interest groups for briefings and tours

Tuesday – Friday:
Work full time in a governmental internship, which includes congressional offices, interest groups, think tanks, news agencies, and religious organizations

Saturday and Sunday:
Church and cultural events

You will also have class one or two nights per week.

* Students will visit, tour, and receive briefings at an array of governmental agencies (Departments of State, Defense, Education, Health and Human Services, Commerce, and Homeland Security) and interest groups (Family Research Council, Concerned Women for America, Bread for the World, American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Amnesty International, Sojourners/Call to Renewal, Ethics and Public Policy Center, Center for Public Justice, and National Association of Evangelicals).