The Washington Internship Institute (WII), an educational nonprofit organization, focuses on three principles: public service, leadership and professional development. Rigorous academics and practical internship and immersion experiences in the most powerful city in the world enable WII to create active citizens prepared to serve in their local, state, national and global communities in the 21st century.
The other day of the week, you will take two courses--the Core Course and the Internship Seminar--designed to enhance your internship experience and your future career.
We offer housing located just outside of Washington, DC, minutes from the heart of the city by convenient transportation. We also arrange activities throughout the experience, such as sporting events, cultural events, and trips to tourist hotspots.
In any new city, it’s great to find a coffee shop you love for your morning latte, to do a little studying, or just to unwind. This week we asked our students over Instagram (@wiidc) what their favorite coffee shops were in the city. Here’s what they said.
Stay tuned for Harrison Kane's Instagram takeover and follow along at his internship at the Congressional Management Foundation! Head to the link in our bio to learn more about how YOU can intern in DC this spring.
Happy Wednesday! We thought we’d kick off hump day with another #AlumniSpotlight:
Marissa Marquez is an HR Business Partner at Legacy Community Health, serving as a consultant to leadership on a variety of actions including employee relations issues, policy interpretation/application, and talent management and development. She leans on her legal background to assist leadership with understanding complex employment law concepts like wage and hour laws or federal leave laws.
Marissa interned with WII in the summer of 2004 at the Center for Child Protection and Family Support, where she says she benefited most from the constructive feedback her supervisor offered. “She made sure I understood that a true professional is able to receive feedback,” she says. “Throughout my career, I have voluntarily asked for feedback because I knew that knowing where I needed to improve would not only help me develop in my career, but also provide the best results.” Head to our website at the link in our bio to learn more about how WII can benefit you!
What a great shot from one of our alumni! It’s awesome when our students love this city just as much as we do 💜 • @morganjmcd “moved to DC one year ago today - can’t express enough gratitude for the people and experiences this place brought me.”
We love seeing what our students get up to while they explore their new neck of the woods! Here’s a great pic from @monicatwarog at Gravelly Point
We take pride in being there for our students and helping to ensure that they have the best possible internship experience here in DC.
A huge thank you to our distinguished young alumni who came to our fall students’ orientation yesterday to share their experience and perspective on DC, internships, and professional development!