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Classroom Location in D.C.

COVID-19 Update: For the Spring 2022 Semester, IIW is returning to a fully in-person format. Students will attend classes in-person and live in IIW-designated housing in Washington, DC.

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 (apply by April 15th), spring (apply by Oct. 1st), and summer (apply by Feb. 15th) 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 Washington, DC!


IIW Calendar: Events and Deadlines

  • January 31, 2023  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: IIW Information Session (Zoom) - See more details