Washington Internship Program
Get hands-on experience in our nation’s capital.
About the Program
Recent internship placements include Congress, the White House, executive agencies such as the departments of State, Justice and Commerce, advocacy groups, think tanks, non-government organizations, news media outlets, lobbying firms and U.S. attorneys.
As a TCU Washington intern, you’ll work four days a week at your internship site, from mid-August through December. You’ll also take an evening class and attend programming on Fridays. You earn 15 upper-division credits for the semester, nine of which fulfill requirements for a political science major or minor. The other six count as elective credit toward TCU’s graduation requirements.
The TCU Washington Internship Program for political science credit is open to full-time juniors or seniors of any major. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and usually must return to TCU for at least one semester after their internship. Admission may be competitive, though nearly all qualified applicants are accepted in most years.
Applications are due in mid-October the year before the fall internship, and are typically posted to this website in September.
For more than 35 years, TCU has partnered with The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) to place interns in a wide variety of DC internships. In the spring and summer before your fall internship, you will work together with The Washington Center and the TCU Washington internship director to assist you in finding an internship that fits your area of interest.