Political Science

Internships in Washington, D.C.

Washington Center & Washington Internship Institute

Drury University is affiliated with the Washington Center and the Institute for Experiential Learning nonprofit organizations providing semester and summer internships for students. Both programs offer many work opportunities in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area or a limited number of opportunities for study abroad (London, Oxford, Sydney and Quebec City).  These programs also offer academic seminars in conjunction with the internship experience. Drury University credit is received for participation in the programs that ordinarily involve 12 hours during the fall or spring semester and nine hours in the summer. Students’ regular tuition and Drury scholarships meet most expenses for fall and spring semester internships. There is an administrative fee for fall and spring semesters.  Housing and travel costs are the responsibility of the student.  See www.twc.edu for more information, or contact the coordinator. 

Programs are open to juniors and seniors with a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Students from any academic discipline who desire a living-learning experience in the nation’s capital are encouraged to apply.

For more information please contact:

Dan Ponder
Professor of Political Science
Director of Washington Programs & Pre-Law Co-Advisor
(417) 873-7394

Making a difference
Megan Goosey discusses positive impact of Washington internship

Megan Goosey, an advertising/public relations major, is currently interning with the nonprofit organization Central Union Mission in Washington, D.C. She obtained this internship through The Washington Center, a program that provides semester and summer internships for students in Washington, D.C. In this program, students also take academic courses in conjunction with their internship experiences. Read more about her amazing experience.