Internship Opportunities

Opportunities for Students

There are many nonprofits, cultural centers, advocacy groups, businesses, political organizations, lobby firms, think tanks, and other organizations that offer internships. Opportunities are limited only by your imagination! We strongly encourage students to identify potential areas of interest and possible internship sites or organizations before applying, and to discuss their internship interests with an advisor in the Cal State DC Program.

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Students interested in a DC internship should:

  • Attend an information session and application workshop;
  • Apply online via the Cal State Fullerton Study Abroad application portal;
  • Develop a list of internships that interest you;
  • Check internship application due dates;
  • Draft a cover letter, resume, and obtain letters of recommendation.

 

Through the work of many at Cal State Fullerton and the support of our alumni network here and in Washington, we have developed relationships with a number of internship offices. CSU Fullerton students who are interested in exploring these opportunities should contact the Cal State DC office at dcinterns@fullerton.edu to discuss such opportunities.

 

Opportunities in Congressional Offices

Applications and information about Congressional internships are available at the web pages of each individual member. Senate web sites can be found at www.senate.gov, and U.S. House web sites can be found at www.house.gov. Members of Congress prefer students from their districts but do take students from all over the country. If you have questions about applying, contact the internship coordinator for that office or the Cal State DC office.

 

Examples of past Internships by College

The Arts

  • Ford's Theatre
  • Sirius Satellite Radio
  • Kennedy Performing Arts Center
  • PBS & NPR

Business and Economics

  • Import/Export Bank
  • NPR Finance
  • Center for Economic Justice

Communications

  • Fox News DC
  • CNN
  • National Geographic
  • Washington Post

Education

  • U.S. Department of Education
  • White House Initiative for Hispanic Excellence in Education
  • Achieving the Dream

Engineering & Computer Science

  • NASA
  • Imagine One Technology and Management
  • Aerospace Industries Association

Health and Human Development

  • American Red Cross
  • The One Campaign
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • National Coalition for the Homeless

Humanities & Social Sciences

  • National Coalition for the Homeless
  • U.S. Congress
  • Secret Service
  • Smithsonian Museum

Natural Science & Mathematics

  • Earth Day Network
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 Other

  • Washington Intern Student Housing (WISH)
  • Kyle House Group