Student Stories
Alumni Spotlight: Marissa Marquez

Read about how Washington Internship Institute alumna Marissa Marquez has carried lessons from her experience into her career as an HR Business Partner.

The Best DC Coffee Shops, According to Our Students

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.

Alumni Spotlight: Rachel Wells

Read about how Spring 2016 alumna Rachel Wells’ experience at the US Association of Former Members of Congress helped in her career pursuits and personal development.

Perspectives on Social Justice and the Law with Liz Chavez

Read about Dominican University student Liz Chavez’s career-affirming internship at the American Bar Association.

Monica Lebensztjen of Dominican University Gets a Unique Glimpse of the Legal Field in DC

“My internship certainly didn’t disappoint, because through my daily tasks and interactions with co-workers, I am receiving the best possible glimpse of what working in the legal field is like”—read about Dominican University student Monica Lebensztjen’s  internship at DC Law Students in Court.

Sara Snyder of Saint Francis Speaks on Her Time Interning with RAINN (Rape Abuse Incest National Network)

“I loved being on the hotline and playing a role in a visitor’s healing process, it really made me feel like I made an impact on someone’s life”—read about Saint Francis student Sara Snyder’s experience at RAINN.

Q&A with Erick Elias of Farmingdale State College Interning with the Internal Revenue Service

“The classes taught me how to become a more professional person and helped me get out of my comfort zone to develop connections”—Farmingdale student Erik Elias speaks on his internship experience at the IRS with the Washington Internship Institute.

Ryan Shea of Roger Williams talks about his Experience with VFW's National Legislative Services Office

“I think that my internship has set me up well for future employment. The VFW is very well respected around Capitol Hill and has allowed me to meet people who could potentially help me become employed after college”—read about how Ryan Shea, a Roger Williams student, dipped his toes into budgeting and law at his internship at the VFW’s National Legislative Service office.