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 the following resources for their search:

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:

  • Congressional Internship Program – CHCI – due December 1, 2021 (paid internship program)
  • 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