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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 Programs include an academic focus on the theory and culture of our national government. The city’s political, monumental, and social highlights are central to the coursework. The DC Summer Internship Program does not include this academic focus. However, all DC program students have an opportunity to learn first-hand about the unique political and social culture of Washington, DC through assignments, an internship, and professional development activities in our nation’s capital.

Students admitted into the fall or spring programs enroll in 12 MSU credits and participate in the online hybrid DC-focused course. Summer students enroll in a minimum of six (6) internship credits. All students complete assignments related to their internship and participate in professional development activities such as workshops and networking events that assist students with career exploration and preparation.

MSU staff work closely with students to prepare and launch a comprehensive internship search. For fall and spring students, the end result is a 32-hour per week internship related to each individual student’s career interests. While policy is at the center of many internships in DC, positions can also be found in human services, international organizations, legal offices, business and finance, academia, health organizations, and more. MSU staff work with summer students to launch an internship search for a full-time placement.

When: Fall/Spring/Summer

Program Dates:
Fall and Spring programs coincide with campus semester dates. (No Spring Break makes that semester shorter.)

Eligibility: 2.5 minimum GPA  and junior standing recommended

Fall and Spring programs offer a curriculum with over 40 course options, including ISS 315. DC Fall & Spring course options.  It is strongly recommended that students discuss and select the courses with their academic advisor.

Summer selections are CJ 494, SSC 493, SSC 490, HDFS 493, MC 400/401, PLS 494, COM 493 or AL 493A

Program Fee: Fall/Spring $4900, Summer $3900 (estimate based on previous semesters)


Fall and Early  Spring - March 15th
Spring - October 15th
Summer - November 1st (FIRM)

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



For more information, please contact:

Vicki Shaver
Study Away and Internship Coordinator
Office of Study Abroad, Study Away and Internships
Berkey Hall 221
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