Wednesday, November 26, 2008
D-Pop loves her DC internship: What about you?
Darryl Popper writes:
For any UMass students interested in an internship, why not come to Washington, DC?! The opportunities are endless here in our nation's capital and I have had an amazing ride. My DC semester has been facilitated by the non-profit organization, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars.
The Washington Center's organized programming is designed to provide students with an internship placement within the professional sphere in Washington, DC, Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland. The current Fall 2008 semester featured Mass Communication students serving as full-time interns at The Hill, Crosby~Volmer International Communications, Swanson Communications, Voice of America and the NFL-PA to name a few. (I have also attached additional listings of The Washington Center's internship affiliates.)
The Washington Center also provides students with course work, career-related events such as the Presidential Lecture Series, premier student housing, practical networking opportunities and the ability to participate in a civic engagement project throughout your time in the district.
As a Massachusetts resident and student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, I became
eligible for significant state and program grants, making a sometimes costly city experience much more affordable.
If there are any further questions with regards to interning, living or even surviving the DC grind, feel free to email me anytime: DPopper@student.umass.edu.
Best of luck to all!