Study In Washington

Through its affiliation with the Washington Center and the American University Semester in Washington, Stonehill College offers students the opportunity to spend a semester as an intern in the nation’s capitol.

Both the Washington Center and the AU Semester in Washington assists in the placement, orientation, supervision and evaluation of interns, provides student housing, and offers academic seminars and assemblies. Student interns in Washington earn a semester’s academic credit.

What kind of internships are available and to whom?

Stonehill in Washington is administered by the Office of Career Services in collaboration with the Martin Institute. Internships are open to all students in any majors and are normally of particular interest to those students fascinated by government, politics, economics, journalism, business, public policy, consumerism, women’s issues, the arts, museums, and a large number of social issues. There are also a limited number of science internships and internships that have travel components.

About Stonehill in Washington

The Stonehill in Washington Semester is a combination of work and study that brings Stonehill students to the nation's capital for an entire semester. For almost thirty years Stonehill College has been placing students in competitive and high-profile internships.

Stonehill in Washington is distinguished by a number of features:

  • Internships are available to all students in any major.
  • While in Washington, students earn a full semester's worth of credit.
  • Students can choose programs that provide full time internships or part time internships combined with courses and research.
  • Students work collaboratively with faculty in Washington and with Stonehill faculty sponsors on their final projects and journals.


Placements for students have included Members of Congress, the White House, the National Education Association, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, National Institutes of Health, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, D.C. Department of Health, Arena Stage, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. General Services Administration, U.S. House Committee on Science, among others.


Students need to plan at least one year in advance for a Washington internship. Applications for the Washington Center program are available at Applications for the AU Semester in Washington are availble in the Martin Institute or Kruse Center.