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Washington, DC learning semester
Washington, DC Learning Semester

DC Internship Opportunities

Intern in DC

Butler's DC Program offers substantive internships tailored to the academic and career interests of each individual student.

Our coordinator, Dr. Rusty Jones, is very experienced with both Butler University and our DC program. Dr. Jones will work with students and faculty to help place each student in an individually designed internship based on the student's academic interests and work experience. Throughout the semester long program Dr. Jones will monitor each student's intern and academic experiences in Washington, DC.

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

I am a chemistry major at Butler and while I was in DC 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

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

Internships are also available in, but not limited to:

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