Who We Are and What We Do


The mission of the Washington Internship Institute is to foster students' intellectual, personal, and professional development through individually tailored, quality internships and challenging academic coursework that take full advantage of the opportunities available in the nation's capital and reflect the best practices of experiential learning and liberal education.



Our faculty meet with students on a weekly basis in the internship seminar and core courses. Faculty are accomplished professionals and credentialed academics who provide unparalleled access and attention to students.  

Board of Directors

The Washington Internship Institute Board of Directors oversees the strategic direction of the organization: learn more about this committed group of distinguished professionals.


President Emerita Mary Ryan founded the Washington Internship Institute over 25 years ago to provide students with unparalleled experiential learning opportunities, a vision we carry forward today. 

The Washington Internship Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Washington Internship Institute’s governing documents, conflict of interest policy, financial statements, and Form 990 are available upon request.  Please contact us for details.