[COVID-19 Updates:  Illinois in Washington’s Fall 2021 semester is proceeding in-person, with students interning remotely or in-person. Spring 2022 will be fully in-person, with flexibility around remote internships. Contact IIW staff with questions.]


Illinois in Washington (IIW) is the Washington, DC-based academic program for the University of Illinois.  Participants live in Washington, DC for a semester, where they intern and take classes taught by University faculty.  Programs are offered in fall, spring, and summer semesters, and are open to all University undergraduates.  IIW offers an exceptional opportunity to gain rewarding work experience while enjoying the political, intellectual, and cultural experiences that only the nation’s capital can offer.  Student internships have included positions with members of Congress, think tanks, legal services providers, federal agencies, consulting groups, STEM organizations, real estate and finance, social justice organizations, and media outlets.  Come and join us for an unforgettable semester in one of the most exciting cities in the world.

Are you interested in learning more about the program, or how an internship can help you reach your career goals?  If so, we’re happy to help!

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