Center for Scholarly Engagement

Washington, D.C. Learning Semester

You can join students from other universities who are living, learning, and interning in the nation's capital during the Washington, D.C. Learning Semester. You'll earn Butler credits by taking classes on foreign policy and the history and public art of Washington, and complete an internship targeted to your interests.

Butler students participating in Washington, D.C. Learning Semester have interned with:

  • The White House
  • Congressional offices
  • The State Department
  • Smithsonian Museums
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Boeing Company
  • Amnesty International
  • C-SPAN
  • Fox News
  • Improv Comedy Club
  • The Arab American Institute
  • And many more organizations

Interested in applying? Please review our application process.

- Read what Needa Malik, a current Washington D.C. intern, is doing with semester away - See what Needa is up to!

- Hear about two Butler students' experiences during their Washington D.C. Learning Semester:

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Luke Bunting '14
CHASE activities: Washington D.C. Semester, Honors.
Interned with U.S. House Budget Committee. Aiming for job on Capitol Hill.
Abby Neuman '14
CHASE activities: Butler Summer Institute, Washington D.C. Semester, Honors.
Hopes to join a non-profit promoting democracy for African nations.