Washington, D.C. Internship Program
The Washington Internship Program is the oldest engaged learning program at Furman. For almost three decades Furman students have been traveling to Washington, D.C., during either the spring or summer terms, to learn about politics "up close and personal." The center-piece of the program is an internship arranged for the student by The Washington Center. Internships are tailored to the student's interests and may include work on Capitol Hill, a government agency, an interest group, a law office, or one of a myriad other institutions. Typically a student will work at his or her internship for 35 hours per week. The remainder of the week is spent in a weekly seminar or conducting political science fieldwork. Students receive credit for three political science courses: PSC 507 - The Washington Experience, PSC 505 - Fieldwork in Politics, and an upper division course that rotates each term. Students live in luxury apartments in locations that vary from Arlington, Virginia to Bethesda, Maryland.