Center for High Achievement & Scholarly Engagement
Washington Learning Program

Internship Options

AMB Boeing Web "While in DC I worked for the The Boeing Company. An opportunity like that was a dream come true for me. It really gave me a chance to do some real work, in a real corporate setting. I was charged with starting my own project. I started it from scratch and now it is something that Boeing will use for years to come. Not only was Boeing great but being in DC was an amazing experience that I would not trade for the world. I made great friends and have great memories."
- Aaron Bondi
Butler's D.C. Program offers substantive internships tailored to the academic and career interests of each individual student.

Our coordinator in D.C., Ivo Spalatin, is a veteran of international and political affairs with over 20 years of experience as a senior policymaker in Congress and the State Department. Mr. Spalatin will work with students and faculty to place each student in an individually designed internship based on the student's academic interests and work experience. Throughout the semester long program Mr. Spalatin will monitor each student's intern and academic experiences in Washington, D.C.

Butler students have completed internships in a wide variety of companies and organizations, including:

The ABC affiliate news station in Washington, D.C.
American College of Nurses & Midwives
American Federation of Teachers
Americans for the Arts
Americans for Tax Reform
Amnesty International
Attorney General of D.C.
Boeing Company

Barrett Hicks Web "I am a chemistry major at Butler and while I was in D.C. I wanted to pursue work in a related field. I was an intern at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). I worked in their molecular Biology Branch and really enjoyed it! I feel the work I did was of substance and that I got a good taste of lab work. My supervisor was a good teacher and treated me like a colleague."
- Jaclyn Barrett

Chevy Chase Bank
Congressional Youth Leadership Council
The Corporation Counsel of the D.C. Government
DC Improv
The FCC
Food & Drug Administration
Fox News
The Friedrich Ebert Foundation
Kodak Corporation
KSCNW, a government relations firm
Levine School of Music
Make-A-Wish Foundation
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund
MIX 107.3
MSNBC (Chris Matthew's Hardball Program)
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)
National Dance Education Organization
National Geographic Magazine
Organization of American States
Planned Parenthood
The Polling Company
Representative John Dingell
Representative Jim Sensenbrenner

Clayton Web "My experience at National Geographic was amazing. I had the opportunity to work side by side with the writers and get feedback on my writing from some of the most successful editors in publishing. In addition I made a lot of great contacts that will help me find a job after graduation."
- Beth Clayton

Senator Dick Durbin
Senator Richard Lugar
Smith Barney
Smithsonian Associates
The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum
S.O.M.E. (So Others Might Eat)
United Nations Information Centre
United States Telecom Association
Washington Sports & Entertainment (Washington Mystics, Washington Wizards, Washington Capitols)
The White House (Public Affairs)

Internships are also available in, but not limited to:
Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange
American Enterprise Institute
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Freedom Soccer (D.C.'s women's soccer team)
The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund

Brownson Crzych Web "My internship was amazing. My boss and the other people at the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) were extremely kind to me. I had my own office, computer and phone line so that I could track down archival material on midwifery from all over the USA. I also was sent to the National Library of Medicine where I went through the ACNM's archives. This taught me a lot about organization and archival research that I had not known. Finally, I went to the Frontier School of Nurse-Midwifery in Kentucky -- the oldest school of nurse-midwifery in the US still in operation -- for a week to conduct research."
- Kirstyn Brownson

Indian Health Center
National Governors Association
Plan International, a private international health development organization
Tudor Place Historic House
WTOP, an all news radio station
Art associations and institutes
International Organizations and Foreign Embassies
Law firms
Non-profit legal advocacy groups and organizations
Offices of the members of Congress
Social service organizations
Think tanks

Shantal Web