Program costs and scholarships

Completing an internship is an investment in your future and a great way to differentiate yourself from other students in the job market. The Washington Internship Institute offers the most affordable internship program in DC. For the semester experience, most students pay close to what they normally pay to attend their college or university --keeping the program accessible for a variety of students across the country. If you attend a Washington Internship Institute partner school, your tuition and housing fees may vary from the figures below, so contact your adviser on campus for more information.

Washington Internship Institute Fees for 2018-2019

Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

  • Tuition: $6725*

  • Housing: $5050

  • Refundable Housing Deposit: $100

  • Application Fee: $50 for students in the US; $150 for students outside the US

Summer 2019

  • Tuition: $5200*

  • Housing: $4200

  • Refundable Housing Deposit: $100

  • Application Fee: $50 for students in the US; $150 for students outside the US

*You will need to submit a non-refundable $500 registration deposit upon acceptance to the program. The registration deposit will be applied to your balance.   

Tuition includes:

  • Individual attention from Washington Internship Institute staff to ensure an internship placement that meets your specified interests

  • Internship Seminar and Core Course

  • Personal advising and internship support from Washington Internship Institute staff

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Contact your adviser or school’s financial aid office to determine how your financial aid may be applicable towards paying your Washington Internship Institute tuition and housing. For students who need additional funding, the Washington Internship Institute offers need-based scholarships and scholarships for honor society members.

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. To be eligible for the scholarship, complete the following steps before the Washington Internship Institute application deadline:

  1. Check the list of ACHS member societies at to find out if you are eligible for the scholarship.

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

  3. 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.

Need-Based Scholarships

The Washington Internship Institute offers partial tuition scholarships to students with significant need. Scholarship determinations are based on the Student Aid Reports (SARs) and financial aid award letters that students submit during the application process. Preference is given to students who are enrolled in a college or university at the time of their internship with the Washington Internship Institute and who apply and submit their SAR and award letter before the application deadline. Decisions will be made approximately one week after the application deadline, and students will be notified via email.