Wellesley in Washington
The Wellesley College Washington Internship Program provides an opportunity for a funded summer internship in Washington DC. Students can seek placements from a wide array of government offices, public- interest groups, media and cultural institutions, scientific and medical institutes, and research groups in Washington, DC. Eighteen to twenty interns - who must be in their junior year- are selected without regard to academic major.
Each intern receives a stipend to help defray living expenses. Housing is also provided for students; all participating interns must live in the housing arranged for them. Interns are required to participate in weekly seminars and other Program activities during the summer. Contacts with Wellesley alumnae are an important part of the Program and each intern will be assigned a mentor from the Washington Wellesley Club. Veteran interns participate in the orientation of new interns the following year.
The Wellesley Washington Program is partially supported by gifts from alumnae and friends of the College. We are particularly grateful for the generous support of Isabelle Leeds '47, Sherley Koteen '40, the Bertha S. Adkins '28 Fund, the Anne Quackenbos Fund, the Laurence S. Rockefeller Fund, the Alona Evans Fund, the Marguerite Stitt Church '14 Memorial Stipend, the Ruth Gordon Schapiro Fund, the Jane Bishop '51 Bequest, and the many former interns who have donated to the Program.
Questions? Contact the program directors,
Professors Tom Burke and Hahrie Han, in the Political Science Department.