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.
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).
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.
The Córdova & Fernós Program
Read about our internship program available only to Puerto Rican college students.
The 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.
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.
Learn about our internship program available only to college students from Gibraltar.
Find out more about our internship program only for international participants and/or students attending institutions outside the U.S.
Governors Internship Program
Find out about our internship program available only to Mexican college students.
U.S. & International Students
The Ford Motor Company Global Scholars Program
Learn about our internship program available to college students from Brazil, China, India, Russia, South Africa and the United States, during the fall semester.
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.