The Internship Experience

The Internship Experience

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Estudiar en Washington: The Internship Program Experience A typical week blends a four-day-per-week internship with program-specific rigorous academics. Governors Internship participants attend two evening courses each week. One course focuses on a project to aid the development and well-being of their home state; the other is tailored to increasing their knowledge in a specific area of interest.

Beyond regular courses, Fridays are dedicated to tours, lectures or other activities where students with distinguished leaders with diverse professional backgrounds; there they engage in substantive discussions from different topics of international relevance. Participants will visit organizations offer unique opportunities to tour and learn from leaders in influential organizations such as:


  • World Bank
  • International Monetary Fund
  • Organization of American States
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Capitol
  • Pentagon
  • Library of Congress
  • Newseum

Throughout the semester students may participate in meetings taking place in Washington, D.C., that may focus on:


  • Communication and Negotiation Skills
  • Human Rights, Immigration Policy or U.S.-Mexico Relations
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Entrepreneurship or Free Trade Agreements in Latin America
  • Environmental Issues
  • Drug Trafficking

Experiential Learning From Monday through Thursday, students participate in their internship to gain professional experience and acquire skills that will empower them to become future leaders who will go back to their communities and contribute to their development. Each semester there are many different internship sites available to choose from. Some of the organizations where Governors Internship Program participants have worked include:



  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • U.S. Senate
  • Embassy of Mexico
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Azteca America

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