What type of internship will I be placed in?
The Georgia College in Washington program (GC in DC) currently offers the Legislative Internship track. The track places the student in a legislative office in Washington D.C..
Are internships paid?
Most Washington, D.C. internships are non-paid and allow the student to gain valuable work experience and insight into how the three branches of government work and how nongovernmental organizations, trade associations and business intersect in the nation's capital. Depending on the organization, some may offer Metro travel stipends.
What does Georgia College in Washington offer outside of the Internship?
Your internship fee covers oversight during the semester to provide valuable insight and advice to enhance the intern’s experience. Along with seminars, site visits, portfolio presentations and residential life services including; monthly socials, a lecture series, networking opportunities and a career night.
Your fee covers housing in a quad-occupancy shared bedroom. This also includes a refundable security deposit of $200. Housing is provided through Washington Internship Student Housing (WISH) in the prestigious Capitol Hill neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
Housing is fully furnished (with the exception of bedding, pillows and towels), includes all utilities, cable TV, wireless Internet connection, monthly social events and networking opportunities. The housing package price is for quad-occupancy shared bedrooms. If you’d like to upgrade to a different room-occupancy please contact WISH Housing directly for rates.
How much does it cost to participate in the Georgia College in Washington program?
The Legislative Internship program costs consist of two components:
- The Housing Fee: Range is from $3550 to $5550 depending on single, triple or quad room. There is also a $300 nonrefundable processing fee paid to Washington Student Internship Housing, and a $200 refundable security deposit.
- Georgia College Tuition Fees: Varies based on credit hours
What will my living Expenses be?
One of our interns budgeted $400 a month and ended up spending less.
- $200 - Groceries and living expenses
- $100 - Dining out
- $50 - Dry cleaning
- $50 Transportation
How do I apply for a Georgia College in Washington internship?
It’s simple, complete the Apply page and complete the application. An administrator will confirm receipt of your application and you will be notified within two business days of the status of your application. In the meantime, it is important to have you resume and transcripts ready as such documents will be required (along with the deposit) to start the matching process.
What is the Eligibility?
To qualify for our program you are required to have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Do you take Graduate students?
Yes! In fact, some internships request graduate students.
How long do I have to respond to an internship offer?
You should respond immediately as the internships are very competitive, but some may allow two business days (this is at the discretion of the employer).
DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR FALL 2018: March 15, 2018
For more information, please contact:
Director of Nonprofit Leadership Alliance
Department of Government and Sociology