Research and Internships
At EMU, you learn by doing. In-the-field learning is required in most programs of study
- Future teachers are in local schools the first few weeks of college, observing veteran teachers and interacting with students.
- Business students raise funds and track earnings to donate to local charities.
- Nursing students spend much of their last two years of school in clinical settings working 1:1 with patients and learning from doctors and seasoned nurses.
- Digital media and videography majors intern on the professional video crew for various campus conferences and presentations.
- Science majors collaborate with professors on National Science Foundation summer research projects like water safety monitoring in Southeast Asia, invasive species research in the Pacific Rim, and nearby research on organic farming and harvesting, and watershed safety.
These are just a few examples. Internships are an important part of study and learning at EMU.
Live and Work in DC
Internships turn into paid employment after graduation for many students in the Washington DC program.
In addition to internship opportunities close to home, dozens of exciting internships in all subject areas are available year-round through our Washington DC Scholars’ Program. Recent placements:
- Washington Office on Latin America (foreign policy advocation)
- Amnesty International (human rights)
- The US Census Bureau (statistics)
- National Institute of Health (lab work)
- Smithsonian Museum of American History (museum science)
- Shakespeare Theater D.C. (theater)
- National Public Radio and Al-Jazeera (journalism)
- The Hill, a daily congressional newspaper, and the American Ballet Theatre (photography)
- GreenPeace (environmental studies)
Summer 2017 at WCSC: students intern with NASA, the Smithsonian Institute, midwives, physical therapists and moreJuly 21st, 2017
Assisting at home births, seeing the bullet that killed President Garfield and rewriting an accounting policies handbook are just some of the on-the-job experiences enjoyed by the 13 students in … read more
- April 26th, 2017
Eastern Mennonite University student Amanda Williams has spent her spring semester supporting the “modest” effort of the Smithsonian Institute Museum of Natural History to catalog its collection of 4.5 million … read more
Business administration majors head to DC to gain experience in human resources and operations managementApril 24th, 2017
Two Bluffton University students are accumulating a precious resource in Washington D.C. this semester: social capital. Sophomore Jason Summers is an operations assistant intern at Wacif (Washington Area Community Investment … read more
- April 12th, 2017
As the proverb goes, “It takes a village to raise a child.” This semester, Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) sophomore Jasmine Wilson is learning that maxim’s truth. She’s helping fix firmer … read more
Seeing real impact of advocacy work, intern returns for second stint with D.C. housing developer MANNAApril 4th, 2017
Editor’s note: Within minutes of publishing this article, we were informed that Jonathan Nisly has been offered, and accepted, a job with MANNA. So maybe he really has found his … read more