Application Deadlines: Apply by Oct. 15, 2020 for Spring 2021 Semester
Virtual information session: September 15, at 5:00 pm
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COVID-19 Updates: Due to COVID-19 protocols and restrictions, Illinois in Washington’s summer 2020 semester transitioned to remote instruction and remote internships. The fall 2020 semester will return to in-person instruction and internships, following University and public health guidelines.
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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