Program administrators will help students find an unpaid internship placement in a Washington organization whose work is in the area the student wants to study. Students are expected to work three to four days a week in the placement. A list of typical placements might include the following areas of interest and organizations:

Science and the Environment
National Wildlife Federation
Environmental Law Institute

The White House
Congressional Offices
Office of Management & Budget

Human Rights
Amnesty International
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

American Association for Higher Education
National Learning Center

Public Health
National Women’s Health Network
National Healthcare Campaign

Research Organizations
Kennedy Institute of Ethics
Center for Strategic & International Studies

Electoral Politics
Democratic National Committee
Republican National Committee

The Arts
Smithsonian Institute
National Endowment for the Arts

Department of Justice
Public Defender’s Office

International Affairs
United Nations
Atlantic Council

Women’s Issues
National Organization for Women
National Women’s Political Caucus

Business and Finance
Institute for International Economics
Export-Import Bank of the U.S.

Media and Communications
The Washington Post

Children’s Issues
Center for Child Protection & Family Support

For more information check out the UC Washington Internship Site: