Wellesley in Washington

Capitol Building 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. 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.

washington monumentThe 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.

List of Interns and Placements:
2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012| 2013|2014|




Contact Us

Department of Political Science
Pendleton East 249
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Tel: 781.283.2194
Fax: 781.283.3644

William A. Joseph
Department Chair

Lynda Davis Jeha & Cyndy Northgraves
Administrative Assistants

Professors:  Burke, Euben, Joseph, Just, Krieger, Moon, Murphy, Paarlberg

Associate Professors:  Candland, Goddard, Han, Scherer

Assistant Professors:  GrattanHajjMacDonald, Woolfalk

Senior Lecturer:  Wasserspring


Visiting Faculty: 
McAllister, Park


Transfer Credit Advisor: Joseph

Faculty on Leave 
2013-14: Krieger, MacDonald, Paarlberg




Seminar Applications Fall 2014
Deadline Tuesday, April 1 by 4:00 pm

Senior Thesis
Deadline Friday, April 25, 2014

Class of 2015 Honors Thesis Proposal
Friday April 18, 2014 by 4:00 p.m.

Political Science Writing Prize
Friday, April 11, 2014