Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
The Washington Center provides undergraduate students and recent college graduates with a comprehensive, participatory learning experience in Washington, D.C. In an effort to promote future leadership for public, private, and non-profit sectors of society, this unique program provides students with the opportunity to experience and explore various career paths while sampling the intellectual and cultural diversity of our nation’s capital. More than just a résumé- building experience, the program seeks to enhance students’ academic, civic, and professional development through academic course offerings and exposure to the ideas and insights of nationally and internationally renowned guest speakers and lecturers.
Through these programs Franklin Pierce students can earn a full semester of academic credit while they gain practical experience, discover their professional strengths and weaknesses, evaluate career paths, interact with students from across the country and around the world, and develop a broad sense of civic and professional responsibility.
Participation is limited to students who have achieved second-semester Sophomore status and who have accumulative grade point average of 2.50 or higher. Recent Franklin Pierce University interns have worked at the White House, Congress, Supreme Court, federal law enforcement agencies, private corporations, news organizations, non-profit and public interest groups, museums, visual and performing arts institutions, embassies, and many other workplaces. For further information regarding the Washington Center, contact Dr. Frank Cohen, Political Science Department, at (603) 899-4289 or email.