The Washington Center in Washington, D.C. is available for Wartburg students to gain experience in a real-world environment, where they learn more about their chosen field and develop specific knowledge and skills. Take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

How to Apply

  • Completion of application (which needs to be approved by the Liaison
  • Go toThe Washington Center website  for more details.
  • Wartburg students can attend either in the Fall or Winter term, and the maximum is two students per year
  • Open to 3rd & 4th year students only


  • Internship programs include government, business, nonprofit, and international organizations
  • Turn academic theory into practice, and take a step into launching your future career
  • Work with a professional program advisor
  • More than 1,000 placement opportunities

Contact Jo Dorrance for more information.

Students live in an apartment with other interns near Capitol Hill.  Each apartment is fully furnished, and is in a secured building. Resident assistants, assigned to each building, are available should you need assistance.

Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from Washington, D.C.  All facilities are conveniently located near public transportation.


1.  Internship (1 or 2 credits)
2. Course fulfilling major requirement (1 credit)
3. Arranged study with a faculty sponsor (1 credit

Washington Center Internships help you:

Discover the diversity of occupational choices available

Earn academic credit

Develop specific knowledge and skills

Apply the academic classroom knowledge in a real-world work setting

Define future career path decisions

Meet and learn from top professionals

Live independently in apartments

Establish a circle of friends and contacts

Become a part of The Washington Center alumni mentor network