Washington D.C. Program and Internships
June 27, 2012
The political science department encourages students to take advantage of Lewis & Clark’s program in Washington, D.C. This biennial program is designed to introduce students to the very core of our nation’s political system and involves a full academic schedule, including classes taught by Lewis & Clark professors and guest lecturers. Encounters with top decision makers are exciting and valuable aspects of studying in Washington, D.C. Prominent executive branch officials, members of Congress, political journalists, and top-flight academics are all on the program’s agenda. This program brings students so close to the excitement of the political arena that many choose to return to Washington, D.C. after they graduate.
Closer to home, the department facilitates student internships with public and private agencies. Internships give students practical experience related to law, politics, and public administration. In the past, students have worked with city governments, law firms, civil rights groups, House and Senate offices, planning agencies, and state administrative agencies.