Our IU Internship in Politics, Opportunity, Leadership, Social Entrepreneurship (IU POLS DC) is a semester-long residential internship program in Washington, D.C. Our goal is to give you the very best the College of Arts and Sciences has to offer—a solid liberal arts education—while preparing you to find, apply for, and obtain the kind of job that makes you want to get up in the morning.
The semester before you go you will enroll in X299 - the section of the Political Science career development class reserved for IU POLS DC students. The program provides 12 hours of IU credit, including 6 hours of credit for an internship that you select with our help; two 300-level IU Political Science courses taught at the Willard Building on Pennsylvania Ave.; and an authentic DC-living experience in a charming townhome within the Capitol Hill security area. You will live only blocks from the Supreme Court, the House, and Senate.
You’ll have the semester of a lifetime while gaining job experience and networking opportunities. Open the doors to your future while maintaining full-time IU student status and financial aid.
The program is a collaboration between Political Science, the Political and Civic Engagement program (PACE), and the College of Arts and Sciences’ Walter Center for Career Achievement.