Washington, D.C. Area Internships

The Washington Center, Stockton University


For information, contact Michael Rodriguez, Associate Professor of Political Science: Michael.Rodriguez@stockton.edu  or 609-652-4476

“The Washington Internship program is an intensive para-professional and academic experience in which Stockton students live, work, and study in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. Stockton College is affiliated with the nation’s largest internship organization, The Washington Center. This organization provides all the major facets of a student’s internship experience, i.e., facilitating the application process; distributing the application to potential placement sites; providing program activities, advising, supervision, and evaluation; hiring faculty for the evening classes; and providing housing and residence life activities.” The Washington Center serves graduate students, undergraduates, and recent college graduates.


Washington Intern Student Housing (WISH)


“Since 2000, WISH has provided affordable, furnished housing for interns, students and teachers in Washington, DC.”


Government Service


Federal Government Internships


The Pathways Program provides internships opportunities in many branches of the federal government.


Presidential Management Fellows Program


“Established in 1977, the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for individuals who are currently completing an advanced degree program (e.g., graduate or professional degree), or who completed the educational requirements for an advanced degree within the preceding 2 years.”


The Fund for American Studies.


“Since 1967, The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) has been a leader in educating young people from around the world in the fundamental principles of American democracy and our free market system.”

White House


“The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities.”


Federal Bureau of Investigation


“FBI employees are responsible for protecting and defending the United States against terrorists and spies; upholding and enforcing the criminal laws of the United States; and providing leadership and criminal justice services to our international, federal, state, and local partners.”

Museums, Galleries, and Libraries


Smithsonian Institution


“The world’s largest museum and research complex, with 19 museums, 9 research centers and more than 140 affiliate museums around the world.”


Naval Historical Center


“The Naval History and Heritage Command, located at the Washington Navy Yard, is an Echelon II command responsible for the preservation, analysis, and dissemination of U.S. Naval history and heritage.”


National Museum of Women in the Arts


“Dedicated exclusively to the exhibition, preservation, and acquisition of works by women artists of all nationalities and periods.”


National Archives


“The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation’s record keeper.”


The National Museum of African American History and Culture


“The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become charter members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution.”

Think Tanks

 Brookings Institution


“The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, to provide innovative, practical recommendations that advance three broad goals:

  • Strengthen American democracy;
  • Foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans; and
  • Secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international system.”


The Heritage Foundation


“Founded in 1973, The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institute–a think tank–whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.”


The National Endowment for the Humanities


“The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency created in 1965. It is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States.”



The Urban Institute


“The Urban Institute gathers data, conducts research, evaluates programs, offers technical assistance overseas, and educates Americans on social and economic issues — to foster sound public policy and effective government.”


The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship


“The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship was established in 1987 to recruit and train the next generation of policy and advocacy leaders on a range of international peace and security issues by providing recent college graduates with an opportunity to work with one of the participating public-interest organizations in Washington, DC. The fellowship bridges the gap between academia and the working world by providing an entree to socially-conscious people eager to learn about and contribute to the world of public-interest organizations.”


The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts


“Since opening in 1971, the Kennedy Center has continued its efforts to fulfill [John F. Kennedy’s] vision—presenting the greatest performers and performances from across America and around the world, nurturing new works and young artists, and serving the nation as a leader in arts education.”


Television and Radio

National Public Radio (NPR)


“A thriving media organization at the forefront of digital innovation, NPR creates and distributes award-winning news, information, and music programming to a network of 975 independent stations.”


Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)


“PBS is a private, nonprofit corporation, founded in 1969, whose members are America’s public TV stations — noncommercial, educational licensees that operate more than 350 PBS member stations and serve all 50 states, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa.”