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Washington, DC is the hub of many successful young professionals. It’s an exciting city for networking and seeking potential employment opportunities. MSU’s Washington, DC Fall and Spring Semester Study Programs include an academic focus on history, politics and culture of our nation's capital. DC program students have an opportunity to learn first-hand about the unique political and social nature of Washington, DC through their internship, related assignments, and professional development activities. Students admitted into the Fall/Spring program enroll in 12-15 MSU credits from an approved list of courses and participate in an online hybrid DC-focused class taught by an MSU professor. Students who follow all pre-departure protocols are guaranteed an internship placement during Fall and Spring semesters.

When: Fall/Spring Semesters

Program Dates: Coincide with campus semester dates. (No Spring Break makes that semester shorter.)

Eligibility: 2.5 minimum GPA and junior standing recommended; however, we encourage all interested student to apply!

Program Fee: Fall/Spring $4900*

Students pay tuition plus program fee. Program fee covers housing. Program fee does NOT include most meals, travel, transportation within location, or personal spending money.

*Estimate based on previous semesters

Courses: The DC Fall/Spring program offers an Integrated Course Curriculum with over 40 course options, including ISS 315. It is strongly recommended that students discuss and select the courses with their academic advisor.


Fall and Early Spring - March 15

Spring – Rolling until October 15th



During the summer, Washington, DC is a busy and competitive place for interns. If this is the only time students can fit in a DC internship experience, the Office of Experiential Learning can assist.  Although there is no formal Summer program in Washington, DC, the office can provide students with internship leads, professional advice and housing information. Staff can provide students interested in seeking a Washington, DC summer internship with guidance, but can offer no guarantee of internship placement. Since this is not a formal program, there is no program fee nor is housing provided. 


If needed, the office can assist students with enrollment in Social Science internship credits. Students enrolled in an MSU internship course will complete online assignments related to their internship and participate in professional development activities such as an informational interview. Summer course selections may include internship or independent study courses that may count toward your major.  To learn more, contact your academic advisor and/or program coordinator. 

Summer Deadline

It is recommended that students begin the DC summer internship search process during the previous fall semester. Students considering a summer internship in DC should begin by scheduling a meeting with an Experiential Learning program coordinator. Once a student secures an internship in DC and wishes to earn MSU Social Science Internship credit (SSC 493), there is an application process to earn those credits. See Social Science Internship course for more information.



For more information, please contact:

Vicki Shaver
Study Away and Internship Coordinator
Office for Experiential Learning
Berkey Hall 221
To make an appointment, please click here.