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Washington, DC

Washington, D.C. is the capital of the United States of America and the seat of its three branches of government, as well as the federal district of the U.S. The city has an unparalleled collection of free, public museums and the lion’s share of the nation’s most treasured monuments and memorials. The vistas on the National Mall between the Capitol, Washington Monument, White House, and Lincoln Memorial are famous throughout the world as icons of the world’s wealthiest and most powerful nation. D.C. has shopping, dining, and nightlife befitting a world-class metropolis. Students will find the city new, exciting, decidedly cosmopolitan and international..

Washington Internship Institute

The Washington Internship Institute's semester-long academic internship program is carefully designed to provide college sophomores, juniors, seniors, recent graduates, and graduate students from the U.S. and abroad with practical, hands-on experience and academically rigorous courses emphasizing public service, leadership, and professional development. A wide variety of internships are available in government offices, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit companies.


  • 10 week, 15 SUNY credit program
    • 9 credits for internship
    • 3 credits for seminar course
    • 3 credits for select policy course
    • Courses are taught by industry professionals working in D.C.


  • Students have the option of WII provided housing in shared apartments in Arlington, VA.
  • Provided housing is conveniently located near the metro station.
  • Students may choose to find their own housing arrangements.

Program Requirements

  • GPA Requirement: 2.75 minimum.
  • Student must be in good disciplinary standing.
  • Program offered to sophomores, juniors and seniors.
    *freshmen planning to apply should meet with their Department Chair prior to applying.

Next Steps

  • Step 1: Complete the Preliminary Study Abroad Application.
    • After this application is submitted a study abroad advisor will be in touch to go over the next steps in the application process.
  • Step 2: All FSC students studying abroad for a semester/year are required to meet with a study abroad advisor in the Office of International Education and Programs prior to completing their program specific application.
    • OIEP is located on the 3rd floor of Laffin Hall, room 320.