Carnegie Mellon University

CMU/WSP Internship Seminar

Course Number: 84-360

The internship is the experiential "core" of the Washington Semester Program. Students intern three days per week, for approximately twenty-four hours, in offices from Capitol Hill to the White House and including opportunities in cabinet agencies, nonprofit institutions, museums, advocacy groups, policy think tanks, cultural institutions, and news organizations. Through the internship, students gain professional experience and make long-lasting professional and personal contacts. In addition, students meet once a week with the CMU internship faculty for a two-hour seminar to report and reflect on their internship experiences, and address pressing current issues from the perspective of their internship organization. In addition, the weekly seminar typically includes one to two CMU alumni from the Washington, DC, area. Their personal and professional experiences become part of the seminar conversation, and they make themselves available to students as ongoing sources of information and advice.

Academic Year: 2022-2023
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Required/Elective: Required
Units: 12
Location(s): Washington, DC

Fall 2022
Monday
3:00-5:20 PM

Spring 2023
Wednesday
5:30-7:50 PM

This course is only open to students participating in the Carnegie Mellon University Washington Semester Program.

Required course for the following IPS degree:
Minor in Politics and Public Policy

Elective course for the following IPS degrees:
BS International Relations and Politics
Additional Major in International Relations and Politics
BS Economics and Politics
Additional Major in Economics and Politics