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An internship in Washington, DC is a great way to get job experience. Our nation's capital has thousands of internships for every major out there. Utah Valley University is sending students to the Washington, DC area every single semester that come back with on the job experience to go along with their education. Have the experience of a lifetime, build your resume, network with solid contacts, and gain the necessary knowledge and skills that will help jumpstart your career!


Non-Government Internships

Non-Government Internships include corporate, non-profit organizations and all types of companies in-between.  Our department works hard to find engaging internships for all students at UVU in a variety of industries.  Below are lists of companies we have visited with and sent students to in the past.  For a complete list of internships and descriptions view our DC Experience list.

American Journalism Center
American Legacy Foundation
Americans for Tax Reform
Charles G. Koch Foundation
Council on Foreign Relations
Dance Place
Diplomatic Courier
Dutko Worldwide
Ford's Theatre
Foreign Policy Initiative
Heritage Foundation
Holocaust Memorial Museum
Human Rights Watch

International Republicam Institute
Kennedy Arts Center
Ketchum PR
LDS Public and International Affairs
National Alliance on Mental Illnesses (NAMI)
National Democratic Institute
National Museum of Crime and Punishment
National Public Radio (NPR)
Policy Impact Communications 
Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
Washington DC Chamber of Commerce
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
Woodrow Wilson Center


Government Internships

Government Internships are by far the most common type of internship available in the Washington DC area.  They are also the most requested.  Internship Services has made connections with numerous agencies and departments in Washington DC to assist students in securing government internships.  Below is a list of organizations students have interned with in the past and that are approved by our office.  For a complete list of internships and descriptions view our DC Experience list.

ATF Agency
Australian Embassy
Canadian Embassy
Democratic National Committee 
Department of State
Federal Judicial Center
Library of Congress
NASA History Division
National Gardens
Republican National Committee
United Nations Information Centre
US Attorney's Office

Government internships can also be found on The federal government calls their internship program "Pathways"; Many of these internship are paid and have very short application windows, so check often for internships postings listed under the Pathways Program.

Congressional Internships

Congressional internships incorporate interning for a Senator, Congressman/woman, of Committee/Subcommittee. We welcome applicants from all areas of study and any level in school, but prefer students who are juniors or seniors in college have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Intern duties generally consist of writing letters, conducting research, participating in briefings and hearings, answering phones, giving tours of the Capitol, social media and communicating with constituents. 

Required application materials include, cover letter, resume, writing sample (3-5 pages), unofficial/official transcript, and 2 letters of recommendation. If you are interested in any of the Internships found below, please contact Marsha Haynes, 801-863-6004,  **All applicants must go through UVU Internship Services to be considered for an internship.

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DC Housing

Utah Valley University offers subsidized single-student housing at Crystal Plaza for UVU students completing internships in Washington D.C.  Crystal Plaza is located in Arlington, VA and is adjacent to the metro stop, just minutes from downtown D.C.  View our housing flyer for more information.

Married students looking for housing in the DC area should contact UVU Internship Services for information on available housing.