Internship Opportunities

Washington, D.C. has MANY internship opportunities across all kinds of industries, making it an excellent internship hotspot for students from ALL majors and educational backgrounds.  Students are responsible for securing their own internships but receive extensive guidance and support from program staff.  Students are highly encouraged to utilize Handshake for DC-specific internship searches. There are also helpful links to the right which lead to many internship databases hosted by our sister UC programs.

Note: Some popular and competitive internship sites have their summer internship applications due prior to the UCDC application. If you are interested in these programs, you must apply directly to the internship program before you are formally accepted into the UCDC program. Please be sure to apply to the UCDC program as well. Examples of sites with early deadlines for Summer 2020:

  • CIA – typically a full year prior to the term you plan to intern
  • NSA – typically mid-to-late October
  • DIA – typically mid-September
  • FBI – typically mid-September to early October
  • U.S. Department of State – typically mid-October