Since 1990, more than 2500 college students, recent graduates, and graduate students have participated in our personalized academic internship program or immersion seminars in Washington, D.C. A diverse group, they have represented all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and more than 50 countries, bringing a plurality of views, beliefs and opinions into each track.
We offer you a chance to differentiate yourself from other graduates by gaining invaluable professional experience through internships while continuing to earn credit from your home institution. However, this is not your normal classroom experience and Washington, D.C., is an incredible learning campus. Imagine passing the Washington Monument on your way to work in the morning or gazing out of your office at the White House. Classes will take you into the offices of Congress, the briefings rooms of the Pentagon, the auditoriums for symposiums in the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the United States Institute of Peace or many other distinctly Washington locations. Make no mistake, D.C. is your campus and every time you step outside your door is another opportunity to learn.
We invite you to learn more about WII and contact us if you have any questions!
WII faculty meet with students on a weekly basis in the internship seminar and core courses. Recent instructors include key WII staff and the individuals listed below. Some faculty biographies can be found on the academic internship page of the website.
Joseph Bartels, B.A., Washington University in St. Louis; J.D., University of Chicago School of Law
Mark Dalhouse, B.A., Cedarville College; M.A., Indiana State University; Ph.D., Miami University (Ohio)
Amanda Erdmann, A.A.S., University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc; B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison (in progress)
Joshua F. Gortney, B.A., Malone University; M.A., Concordia University, Irvine; M.A., University of Hong Kong
Tracy McLoone, B.A., George Washington University; M.A., Georgetown University; Ph.D., George Mason University
Daniel Whitman, B.A., Oberlin College; M.A., Brown University; M.A., Brown University; Ph.D., Brown University
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Mark Dalhouse, Ph.D.
Washington Internship Institute
Beverly Kahn, Ph.D.
Special Project Coordinator
Farmingdale State College
State University of New York
Jason A. Llorenz, Esq.
Hispanic Technology &
The Columbia Group
RBC Wealth Management
Gregory Roberts, Ed.S.
Executive Director and Senior Operating Officer
ACPA – College Student Educators International
David Tritelli, Ph.D.
Senior Academic Editor and Editor, Liberal Education
Association of American Colleges and Universities
Director of Internship Center
Former Head of Federal Relations, Vanderbilt University
Former Deputy Head of Public Affairs, NASA
The Washington Internship Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. WII’s governing documents, conflict of interest policy, financial statements and Form 990 are available upon request. Please contact us for details.