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Washington, DC learning semester

Washington, DC Learning Semester

Join students from other universities who are living, learning, and interning in the nation’s capital during the Washington, DC Learning Semester. Students earn Butler credits by taking classes on foreign policy and the history and public art of Washington while engaged in real-life internships with governmental offices and agencies such as Congress, the White House, Israeli Embassy, and the U.S. Attorney General’s Office, as well as with organizations such as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Smithsonian Museums, Amnesty International, Merrill Lynch, Make-A-Wish foundation, and C-SPAN.

Application Process

Students are recruited each spring for the upcoming academic year, and all juniors and seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 are eligible to apply.

Internship Opportunities

Butler’s DC Program offers substantive internships tailored to the academic and career interests of each individual student, and located at a wide variety of companies and organizations.

Program Highlights

Living in DC

Our DC interns reside in The Congressional housing facility, run by the Washington Intern Student Housing (WISH) network. It is a newly renovated facility in the heart of Capitol Hill, including classroom facilities, common leisure spaces, free laundry, computer labs, and 24/7 security. Our recent interns offer their recommendations on everything from what to bring to where to eat!

Frequently Asked Questions

How will I get an internship? Who will I live with? Do I need a car? Our FAQ page will answer these questions and more. And if you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at

Internship Opportunities

Butler’s DC Program offers substantive internships tailored to the academic and career interests of each individual student. Our students have been placed with such groups as Amnesty International, Boeing, The FCC, the United Nations, and the White House. DC Internship Opportunities.