Phi Kappa Phi: Intern in DC with the Washington Internship Institute

Honor Society Scholarships

Students who are inducted members of any of the seventy Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) member societies--as well as members of Omicron Delta KappaThe Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, and Alpha Mu Gamma (the National Collegiate Foreign Language Honor Society)--will receive a $500 merit-based scholarship. This scholarship is in addition to whatever financial aid you may have, which may carry be applicable to your Washington Internship Institute program and housing fees. To be eligible for the scholarship, complete the following steps before the Washington Internship Institute application deadline:

  1. Apply and be accepted into the Washington Internship Institute's program.

  2. Note your honor society information on your Intern Profile. We will use this information to verify your membership with the national office of your honor society.

Where You Can Intern

A wide variety of internships are available in government offices, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit companies.  As you can see here, students from almost every major find rewarding internships in DC.

During the internship placement process, Washington Internship Institute staff will work with you to find and apply for internships that fit your interests and qualifications.  After doing phone interviews, you choose the internship that’s right for you.  If you have questions about the placement process or potential options, please contact us.

Engage in Class

In addition to interning four full days per week, you'll take two courses at the Washington Internship Institute: the Core Course and the Internship Seminar

Core Courses

We offer two Core Courses and periodically offer a Special Topics Core Course. Each of our Core Courses address policy-making processes and the people and groups that influence policy in key debates and issues in the field:

Special Topics Core Courses: 

Our faculty includes top policy professionals and leading academics who guide you in examining policy issues. They use their extensive academic and professional connections to enrich courses with a variety of guest speakers and site visits. 

Internship Seminar

The Internship Seminar helps you to make the most of your semester or summer in Washington, DC. It encourages you to connect your classroom learning with what you are learning and doing at your internship. This course lets you discuss, reflect upon, and better understand the internship experience. Plus, you will benefit from the experiences of your peers.

This course provides an opportunity to develop professional skills, including written and verbal communication skills, giving and receiving feedback, interviewing, presentation skills, and networking.