In honor of Speaker Joseph Martin and his longtime service in Washington, D.C., the Martin Institute works closely with the Kruse Center to send Stonehill students to study and intern 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 Kruse Center 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 30 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 should plan at least one year in advance for a Washington internship but applications are accepted throughout the academic year, including one semester before you wish to study in DC. Applications for the Washington Center program are available at Online applications for the AU Semester in Washington are found here:


See Kristine Shatas, Assistant Director of Career Services in Cushing-Martin Hall or Professor Peter Ubertaccio, Director of the Martin Institute