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Additional Programs

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Funded or Restricted Internship Programs

The Washington Center offers several programs that are funded and/or restricted to a specific group of students. Read about the internship experience, sample internship sites and how to apply for the following programs.


U.S. Students

Federal Diversity Internship Initiative

Learn about this initiative through which applicants are placed in selected federal agencies (restricted to students who have U.S. citizenship).

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Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Summer Internship Program for HBCU/MI Students

Hands on internship at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. for promising young minority students to pursue careers in scientific research.

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The Córdova & Fernós Program

Read about our internship program available only to Puerto Rican college students.

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Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program

The Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service.

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Veterans Employment Trajectory (VET) Initiative

The VET Initiative is designed to cultivate undergraduate and graduate student veterans’ career advancement and workforce preparedness through a professional immersion program in Washington, D.C.

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International Students

Gibraltar Initiative

Learn about our internship program available only to college students from Gibraltar.

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Global Competencies

Find out more about our internship program only for international participants and/or students attending institutions outside the U.S.

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Governors Internship Program

Find out about our internship program available only to Mexican college students.

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U.S. & International Students

The Ford Motor Company Global Scholars Program

Learn about our fall semester internship program available to college students from Brazil, China, India, and Mexico.

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This two-week program will bring 16 Japanese students and 12 U.S. students from top universities to Washington, D.C. for a robust leadership-based curriculum that enhances students’ understanding of the principles, challenges and potential of civil society.

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Experience a Day in the Life of an Intern at The Washington Center

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