Internships: practice your passion
A main component of a semester with WCSC is on-the-job experience at a “professional internship.” WCSC faculty and staff consistently find internships that positively influence students’ vocational direction and often end in offers of full-time employment.
How do I get an internship?
- Check out the internship directory below to get an idea about the types of internship opportunities in your area of interest.
- WCSC faculty and staff will help you to find an internship in your major or an area of interest. We especially look for internships in culturally diverse settings, with organizations who are making a positive contribution to the community. The placement process usually begins 3-4 months before the start of the term.
- We generally make the initial contact at an organization and set up an interview for you at 1-3 possible placements. You should plan to come to DC for a day of interviews a few months before your term begins, and we generally accompany students on these meetings. Please see the downloadable document below for more information about internship interviews.
- Some internships have their own application process, which may require a phone interview, an application, or a cover letter. Others do not have formal internship program and will not require anything beyond meeting you. In either case, we ask you to prepare a resume tailored for the internships you are pursuing.
Click on your area of interest to check out organizations where past students have held internships. Think about how your major or areas of interest translate into work.
Our options are not limited to the internships listed below. Approximately 25% of internship placements each semester are brand new sites. Feel free to do your own research or tell us about the type of internship you are looking for. Use your creativity, and we’ll use the information you give us to set up internship interviews for you!