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 California State University, Fullerton

 

Washington DC Internship Program

Background

Since 2006, the Cal State DC program has offered students opportunities to spend a summer studying about and working in the world of politics in our nation's capital. Through our program students enroll in full-time academic units while interning in Washington. Internships can be with congressional offices, executive agencies, political parties, advocacy groups, non-profits, and a variety of other offices in and around Washington, D.C. Juniors, seniors, and graduate students from all majors and CSU campuses are encouraged to apply. Internships in the past have included The United States Department of Agriculture, California Senator Feinstein's Office, The National Coalition for the Homeless, and Congressman Ed Royce's Office and other offices across a diverse array of interests and ideologies.

Below you will find information and links to additional information about the application process, the courses, internship opportunities, financial aid, and housing information. You will also find information about other services provided through this program like special networking receptions, a speaker series, and tours of interesting places during your summer stay.

Program Costs

Program costs can vary based upon personal preferences. The primary costs include tuition, room and board, and transportation to and from DC. Housing for a full semester is approximately $4000 and for the summer is approximately $3000. Tuition is the exact same as if you were taking the classes on the home CSU Fullerton campus. Airfare runs approximately $450 for a round trip ticket. Similar programs often charge thousands of dollars more. Students should contact us at dcinterns@fullerton.edu for exact information about costs and about available financial assistance. Although financial assistance is available, interested students are encouraged to prepare and save for such a program and treat it as an investment in their futures.