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Washington Semester Program

Internships

Finding a good internship is like finding a good job - you need to start early and work at it. The Maxwell School will provide you with the guidance you need to make the most of your time in Washington. The Maxwell in Washington program maintains a database with hundreds of exciting internships in the Washington area. For assistance, contact the Maxwell in Washington Program Coordinator, whether you're interested in general internship guidelines, or in the requirements for an internship for the Maxwell in Washington program. In addition, the Program Coordinator offers students resume and cover letter advice, a job search library, and access to many of the SU alumni who work in the Washington area. From Washington, The DC Director and Program Coordinator pursue leads, offer assistance, and describe what various organizations do and where they are located.

For more information available online, please visit the following websites:

All students who have secured an internship position for this program are required to complete the Washington Semester Program Job Description Form.

International students are required to apply for Curricular Practical Training in order to complete an internship in the US.

Fall 2018 participants

  • Cara Clark - Department of Justice: US Attorney's Office
  • Georgia Eisenmann - The Kaizen Company
  • Dina Eldawy - Migration Policy Institute: US Immigrant Integration
  • Yifei Ge - Greencourt Investment Inc.
  • Marielle Geerling - Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center 
  • Sean Harris - Department of State: Technology Development
  • Jiaming Huang - Congressman Alcee Hastings
  • Kailey Kane - Congresswoman Anne McLane 
  • Tara  O'Brien - Congressman Eliot Engel
  • Jiayu Qiu - Asia Policy Point
  • Mackenzie Ryan - White House: Office of Presidential Correspondence
  • Hung-Tai (Terry) Sun - NDU: Near East South Asia Center
  • Yi-Chen Tsai - Vital Voices
  • Muchen Wang - Atlas Corps
  • Elly Wong - Center for Budget and Policy Priorities: Outreach Team
  • Shalom Yun - World Affairs Council of the Americas
  • Xinyuan Zhu - Church World Service

Spring 2018 participants

  • Garrett Bellows - Center for Political Accountability and Ethics
  • Laurel Bennett - United States Trade Representative
  • Julia Brandt - Howard Consulting Group
  • Jihoon Choi - World Affairs Council
  • Jake Engle - Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research
  • Sarah Epelman - Signal Group
  • Lan Geng - Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars: China Environment Forum
  • Caroline Grace -TechnoServe
  • Samuel Green - Executive Office of the President: White House IT - Info Governance & eDiscovery
  • Chaunci Letang - Institute of Caribbean Studies
  • Daniel McMurray - Congressman Brian Higgins
  • Paul Nguyen cong duc - CSIS: Human Rights Initiative
  • Kyle Niekrasz - Office of Senator Corey Booker

Fall 2017 participants

  • Brianna Covaleski -  Development Transformations
  • Kirsten Fraser -  US State Department: Intellectual Property Enforcement
  • Emily Knight - Office of Senator McCaskill
  • Se Young Lee - World Affairs Council
  • James Martin - Partnership for Public Service: Center for Government Leadership
  • Gabriel Martinez - HMA Law Firm
  • William McCullough - Human Rights Campaign: Communications and Marketing
  • Kendiz Moore  -  Office of Congressman Alcee Hastings
  • Eric Newsom - City Kids Wilderness Project
  • Richard Nigro -  Office of Congressman Brian Higgins (D-NY)
  • Dominika  Peko - White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Lavina Sabnani - ABA Commission on Immigration
  • Siddarth  Senthilkumaran - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: Communications
  • Jacqui Shaw - Office of  Congressman Katko
  • Zhongyi Zhang - International Executive Service Corps: Economic Growth

Spring 2017 participants

  • Sarah Buell - National Endowment for Democracy: World Movement for Democracy
  • Stephanie Chazen - Global Ties US: Public Diplomacy
  • Meredith Coccoluto - Hamilton Place Strategies
  • Michelle Guo - NeighborWorks America (Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation)
  • Chloe Hanley Kempken - Atlantic Council: Scowcroft 
  • Benjamin Hecker - Convergence Center for Policy Resolution
  • Theodore Horn - American Foreign Service Association
  • Yoonjung Jang - Wilson Center: Communications
  • Zachery LeCuyer - DoD: OUSDP - Europe/NATO 
  • Franco Molina - CSIS: Americas Program
  • Dulce Morales - Institute for Policy Studies
  • Michael Ordorica - Foundation for the Defense of Democracies: Military Affairs
  • Jonah Ruhm - FIVS/FIVS-Abridge
  • Giovanna Saccoccio - Atlantic Council: Future Europe Initiative
  • Daniel Schifrin - StandardsWork
  • Ozoda Tojiboeva - National Defense University: College of International Security Affairs
  • Lea Woog - CSIS: Human Rights Initiative

Fall 2016 participants

  • Clayton Baker - IDS International - Cyber/Social Media Department
  • Ivana Djuric - Marino Finley PLLC
  • Yifei Dong - International Institute for Strategic Studies
  • Taylor Evangelisti - Children's National Health System
  • Lauren Goodwillie - State: Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations
  • Miranda Green - NDU: College of International Security Affairs
  • Amya Tulipe Hosenn - Council on Foreign Relations: US Foreign Policy
  • Rashell Lisowski - Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy; Qatar Foundation International
  • Deirdre Macchia - DLE Agency
  • Evanna Ojeda - Blue Engine Media
  • Neha Rauf - CSIS: Project on Prosperity and Development/ US Leadership
  • Lauren Rowell - START: GIS Open-Source Geospatial Intelligence
  • Michealla Scott - Atlas Corps: Events and Programs 
  • Layla Sharaf - White House:  Executive Office of the President's Office of Administration
  • Abigail Sintim - Wellspring Advisors, Inc
  • Matthew Venuti - National Strategies
  • Bradley White - Eastern Congo Initiative

Spring 2016 participants

  • Sheron Brown – DC Public Schools: Urban Education Leaders
  • Nathalie Budiman – Brookings Institution: Global Economic Development
  • Grace Jung – Youth for Understanding 
  • Victoria Kim - Girls Inc.
  • Alexander Klein - Office of Congressman McClintock
  • Carolee Lantigua - InterAction: Global Programs 
  • Change Hie Lee - Office of Congressman Westerman
  • Brenton Michonet -  U.S. Angola Chamber of Commerce 
  • Ishrat Momin - ASHOKA 
  • Dilsia Olivero - Common Cause
  • Eva Rebmann - World Affairs Councils of America
  • Berenice Rodriguez - SOS International Children’s Village
  • Emilie Scardilla - National Defense University: Center for Technology and National Security Policy
  • Valerie Smith - Alliance for Peacebuilding
  • Ingmar Steeman – World Affairs Councils of America
  • Sydney Zuckerman - Wildlife Conservation Society: Political Unit

Fall 2015 participants

  • Zachary Ashare - Office of Senator Menendez
  • Boye Bian - Global Peace Foundation
  • Rafael Cifuentes - Hamilton Place Strategies
  • Adriana Curto - National Defense University: College of International Security Affairs
  • Claudia Delgado - Organization of American States: Inter-American Committee Against Terrorism
  • Madeline Diorio - Enough Project
  • Xueni Du - Office of Congressman Rod Blum
  • Madeline Farnham - Penn Hill Group
  • Cindy Hang - National Endowment for Democracy: World Movement for Democracy
  • Joyce LaLonde - American Trauma Society
  • Alexis Longo - Department of State: International Security and Nonproliferation
  • Rebecca Maifeld - USAID: Legislative and Public Affairs
  • Min Gyu Park - Center for Strategic and International Studies: Korea Chair
  • Ryan Perry - Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Madeline Tormey - Brookings: Global Economy and Development
  • Joash Ward - White House
  • Harron Young - Center for International Policy: National Security

Spring 2015 participants

  • Alexander Amico - Smoot Tewes Group Strategy, Digital, Communications
  • Ryan Brinkerhoff - White House Office of Management and Budget
  • Madeleine Durbin - Department of State, Bureau of African Affairs, Office of the Special Representative for the Central African Republic
  • Jingyun Fan -China News Service, Washington Branch
  • Hung Kam - National Defense University, College of Arts and Science/Maxwell School
  • David Kimelman - Washington Partners, LLC
  • Sara Klein - Atlantic Council, External Relations Department, Events
  • Mathilde Lerebours - National Defense University: Center for Technology and National Security Policy
  • Jacqueline Mapstone - Committee on Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Elizabeth Moore - National Endowment for Democracy, World Movement for Democracy
  • Kwame Phipps - U.S. Department of Housing & Department, Policy Development & Research
  • Anthony Rini - Office of Congressman Paul Tonko

Fall 2014 participants

  • Bryce Davis – Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP)
  • Pamela Davis – Vital Voices
  • Colleen Downey – Senator Bernie Sanders Office
  • Brendan Finlay – National Defense University
  • Michael Getto – Department of State, Diplomatic Security/International Programs, Western Hemisphere Affairs
  • Harmony Guo – Senator Schumer’s Office
  • Courtney Hytower – Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
  • Shaki Kar – Department of State, South and Central Asian Affairs
  • Mahlet Makonnen – Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • Ejona Murataj – Squire Patton Boggs, LLP
  • Alyssa Palewicz – Atlantic Council, Brent Scowcroft Center for International Security
  • Tiffany Powell – National Defense University
  • Sally Shin – Humans Rights Watch, Asia Division and Hudson Institute, Center for Political-Military Analysis
  • Shannon Simons – Department of Commerce – International Trade Administration
  • Christopher Soldovieri – Team Red White and Blue
  • Emily Sweda – Congressman Matt Cartwright’s Office
  • Kwashay Wilkerson – Congressman Dan Maffei’s Office
  • Ivan Zhivkov - Congressman Dan Maffei’s Office

Spring 2014 participants

  • Louis-Simon Boileau - Center for Strategic and International Studies: Europe Program
  • Belen Cordon - Institute for Policy Studies
  • Angela Damachi - State Department: Foreign Service Institute Transition Center
  • Hugh Ferguson - National Center for Learning Disabilities
  • Megan Gallagher - British Embassy: Economics Division
  • Emma Goldbas - Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED)
  • Edward Hamm - Congressional Management Foundation
  • Yueqiu Hu - Office of Congresswoman Julia Brownley
  • Marie-Anne Jallot - Center for Strategic and International Studies: Europe Program
  • Munira Karimi - Vital Voices: MENA
  • Hye Kim - White House: Office of Presidential Personnel
  • Iti Maloney - World Wildlife Fund: Government Relations
  • Jonathan Martinez - Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute: Office of Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez
  • Zuleika Rivera - Latin America Working Group
  • Coralis Rivera-Aponte - OAS:  Inter-American Committee against Terrorism
  • Conor Sullivan - Brookings: Center for Effective Public Management
  • Laura Wojcik - Voice of America: Central Africa Service
  • Zachary Zeliff - American Task Force on Palestine

Fall 2013 participants

  • Ariella Davis - Community Family Life Services
  • Vittorio di Ventura - Asia Policy Point
  • Brianna Isabelle - National Defense University: TIDES
  • Stephen Keil -State Department: Souther European Affairs
  • Gill Koren - Institute for the Study of War
  • Caitlin Landers - Voice of America: Media Lab
  • Justine Leininger - USTR: Africa Office
  • Harris Leung - SelectUSA
  • Briana Rinaldo - Vital Voices
  • Miranda Salva - Institue for Communitarian Policy Studies
  • Jeffrey Schmidt - NDU: College of International Security Affairs
  • Jolene Sproviero - DOJ: Community Relations Services
  • Stephen Sydor - PLO Delegation: Media Relations
  • Keegan Visser - National Defense University: Center for Technology and National Security Policy
  • Xiang Wang - BBG: Public Affairs
  • Mariah Zarychta - Washington Institute for Near East Policy
  • Juliana Zemke - ONE Campaign

Spring 2013 participants

  • Brysan Brown - Center for American Progress: Press Team
  • Hoang Capistran Murphy - Representative Al Franken
  • Ashley Csaszar - CIP: New Media Communications and Operations
  • Griffin Dottle - NDU: CISA
  • Anna Giles - ABC: Political Unit - Congress
  • Yue Gong - Global Young Leaders Academy
  • Sahil Jain - DOS: Near Eastern Affairs (NEA)
  • Zachary Jutcovich - Center for National Interest AND Hudson
  • Esther Kim - International Rescue Committee's Middle East & North Africa Advocacy Department
  • Guillaume Lambert - NED-WMD
  • Minjun Lin - Wilson: External Affairs
  • Da-Yae Park - Asia Policy Point
  • Emira Ramli - Islamic Relief
  • Breanne Van Nostrand - World Wildlife Fund: Campaigns Program
  • Xuetong Wang - The Stella Group
  • Shuang Xue - Global Young Leaders Academy
  • Qianwei Zhang - Hudson Institute

Fall 2012 participants

  • Rebecca Araya -  Vital Voices
  • Erin Bauwens -  Repesentative Rush Holt (D-NJ)
  • Samuel Beirne -  National Defense Univeristy:  Center for Complex Operations
  • Shelby Brown - Church World Services: Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Reform
  • Carolyn Dee - Representative Allyson Schwartz (D-PA)
  • Jack Donisch - Department of Health and Human Services: Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs
  • Kristen Donnelly - Middle East Institute: Programs andCommunications
  • Kendall Horvath - Global Witness
  • Alex Johnson - Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
  • Cassia King - Middle East Institute: Language Department
  • Eugene Lanzoni - Representative Louise Slaughter (D-NY)
  • Yi Luan - Youth Service America
  • Martina Rizzo - National Endowment for Democracy
  • Dylan Sodaro - Representative Christopher Murphy (D-CT)
  • Katherine Stewart - US Congress Republican Conference
  • Jessica Varona - Center for International Policy: Latin America Programs
  • Benjamin Wallace - Representative Kathy Hochul (D-NY)
  • Mengyu Wang - Voice of America
  • Jaehee Won - Representative Gary Ackerman (D-NY)
  • Alison Zaslav - CNN: Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

Spring 2012 participants

  • Katie Behrens - Smithsonian's Office of Policy and Analysis
  • Scott Cassidy - National Defense University: Center for Technology & National Security Policy
  • Samantha Costello - AEI: Russia Program
  • Julien Defer - Wilson Center: Scholar William Milam
  • Kelly Dimmen - US Chamber for Commerce: International Policy
  • Karin Dolinsek - Dershowitz Group
  • Seth Elder - Freedom House
  • Vincent Fang - Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies
  • Sonja Forgo - Social Impact
  • Fotini Gan - Center for Security and International Studies: Korea Chair
  • Samuel Gass - Global Giving
  • Megan Lucas - CARECEN (Central American Resource Center)
  • Nira Pandya - Patton & Boggs
  • John Rockwell - National Endowment for Democracy - World Movement for Democracy
  • Araba Sapara-Grant - Atlantic Council: Ansari Africa Center
  • Robert Solonick - National Defense University: College of International Security Affairs
  • Kexin Zheng - Foreign Policy Magazine: Art Department

Fall 2011 participants

  • Isaac Aseltine - Department of Homeland Security: Office of Policy
  • Ronald Chang - Council on Foreign Relations: Director of Studies
  • Qian Chen - China Xinhua News Agency
  • Amanda Claypool - American Task Force on Palestine
  • Simon Kurash - Cato Institute
  • Yale Leber - Patton Boggs LLP: Public Policy and Lobbying
  • Jonathan Leung - Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle
  • Vicky Mei - U.S. Department of the Treasury: Office of Economic Policy
  • Juliann Merryman - Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  • Leah Moushey - Downey McGrath Group, Inc.:  Lobbying and Client Relations
  • Paul Paliga - Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars:  Middle East Program
  • Stefanie Rodriguez - The Council of State Governments:  Policy and Research
  • Megan Walling - World Wildlife Fund: Government Relations
  • Youyou Wang - International Organization for Migration: Assistance to Trafficking Victims in the U.S.
  • Jordan Whitaker - Department of Homeland Security:  Office of Policy
  • Fan Wu - Asia Society: Policy Program
  • Erica Zimmerman - Lake Research Partners

Spring 2011 participants

  • Forrest Ball - Heritage Foundation - Center for Data Analysis
  • Kelly Baug - Office of Senator Charles E. Schumer - Legislative Department
  • Mary Cappuriccini - US Department of Homeland Security - Counterterrorism Policy
  • Caitlin Cronin - World Wildlife Fund - Agriculture
  • Alexander Fay - Voice of America - Office of Performance Review
  • Jaclyn Humphrey - Center for International Policy - Cuba Program
  • Ariane Janz - US National Central Bureau- Interpol Washington
  • Alexandra Kerr - Insitute for National Strategic Studies
  • Wanqing Luo - Asia Society
  • Marc Mason - Foundation for Middle East Peace
  • Tara McFarland - Office of Congressman Stephen Lynch
  • Meng Meng - Asia Policy Point
  • Patrick Mocete - Heritage Foundation - Federal Budget and Spending Issues
  • Sara Morgan - Sierra Club - Labor, Workers' Rights and Responsible Trade
  • Thao Nguyen - National Conference of State Legislatures - International Program
  • Oliver Noll - Washington International Trade Association
  • Andres Robles - Inter-American Development Bank
  • Lin Lin Wang - Asia Society

Fall 2010 participants

  • Ali Ali - Middle East Institute, Young Leaders Program
  • Neysha Alvarez - Analytic Services, Inc 
  • Marion Araque - Search for Common Ground 
  • Blair Benson - Helsinki Commission 
  • Matthew Berit - National Defense University 
  • Antionette Blacconeri - MyImpact.org 
  • Leo Chen - Senator Gillibrand 
  • Dana Gansman - Department of Homeland Security 
  • Allison Gilchrist - Center for International Policy 
  • Caroline Golach - Capital Partners for Education 
  • Kellianne Jones - Discovery Channel 
  • Sora Lee - Korean Economic Institute 
  • Natasha Melendez - Asia Policy Point 
  • Wesley Milillo - Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 
  • James Paul - American Enterprise Institute - Political Corner 
  • Tess Perselay - Vital Voices & TransAfrica Forum 
  • Jennifer Pietras - European Institute 
  • Meghan Raffa - Heritage Foundation - Government Relations
  • William Ralbovsky - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Air and Radiation

Spring 2010 participants

  • Joo Hee Ahn - Asia Policy Point 
  • Jennifer Altoff - Center for American Progress, Enough Project 
  • Joseph Assante - International Criminal Police Organization - INTERPOL
  • Tristan Begaud - National Defense University, Africa Center (Independent Study)
  • Alexander Brozdowski - Stimson 
  • Amy DeWolf - US Department of the Treasury 
  • Andrew Forrest - Overseas Private Investment Corporation, External and Public Affairs
  • Sean Herron - National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Space Outreach
  • Derek Kent - US Department of State, East Asia Bureau
  • Nicole Loring - US Campaign for Burma 
  • Joseph Lormel - Stimson 
  • Logan O'Brien - Office of Congressman Brian Higgins
  • Jonathan Schlosser - Republican National Committee, Strategy Division
  • Benjamin Schultz - American Enterprise Institute, Critical Threats Project
  • Shyna Stephens - Amnesty International, Counter Terror with Justice Campaign
  • Nicholas Taddeo - The Heritage Foundation 
  • Nathaniel Wigren - Search for Common Ground
  • Elizabeth Zarecki - RTC Relationship Marketing

Fall 2009 participants

  • Sean Murphy - Office of Congressman Joseph Crowley
  • Sarah Kim - EMILY's List
  • Kevin Eggleston - Office of Senator John F. Kerry
  • Ekaterina Mozhaeva - U.S. Chamber of Commerce, International Division
  • Nicholas Johnson - Asia Policy Point
  • Kasey Flohr - National Defense University, Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies.
  • Krista Tuthhill - Embassy of Chile
  • Hillary Evans - Open World Leadership Center
  • Nick Desloge - Ashoka Changemakers, Community Team
  • Alex Bronnenkant - Institute for National Strategic Studies
  • Michael Pantano - Institute for New Democracies
  • Michael Mclean - Organization of American States, Secretariat for External Relations
  • Tim Biba - Robert P. Casey Jr., U.S. Senator for Pennsylvania
  • Ashley Bloom - The Heritage Foundation
  • Dong HyunKim - Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  • Michael Sebring - American Enterprise Institute
  • Andrew Woodbury - U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division of Consumer Litigation
  • Abdulaziz Said - Institute for International Education, Iraq Scholar Education Program

Spring 2009 participants

  • Maria Adamowsky - Congressional Research Service
  • Michael Briskie - International Economic Development Council
  • Chad Brooker - American Enterprise Institute
  • Stephanie Claytor - ABC
  • Thibaud Delourme - Peterson Institute for International Economics (Ind. Study)
  • Rachel Eldridge - Common Cause
  • Matthew Haggerty - Congressman Joe Sestak
  • Lauren Hall - CNN
  • Gregory Hershberger - Total Intelligence Solutions
  • Courtney Holbrook - Total Intelligence Solutions
  • Julian Keenan - U.S. Department of Justice
  • Andrew Lee - Total Intelligence Solutions
  • Ann O'Neill - Department of State
  • Joseph Paumier - Congressman Dan Maffei
  • Ashley Poulin - Atlantic Council of the United States
  • Nana Sang-Bender - Advocacy Project
  • Yanlley Santos - American Council of Young Political Leaders
  • Deanna Southerling - Susan Davis International

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