Samford in D.C.

In partnership with the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, Samford in D.C. provides students the opportunity to spend a semester or summer taking courses and interning in our nation’s capital. For more than three decades, the Washington Center has been a leader in engaged learning, helping more than 50,000 students gain valuable work experience in fields as varied as politics, law, international relations, communications, public service, business and the arts. 

In addition to offering a premiere academic and internship experience, The Washington Center provides apartment-style housing at a new residential facility near Capitol Hill. In this living-learning community, Samford students build personal and professional relationships with peers from around the country and across the globe.

Learn More about The Washington Center Internship Program Experience.

Eligibility

Students must be at least second-semester sophomores and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Interested students should first contact their faculty advisor to determine if the program is compatible with their major. If it is, then the following documents must be submitted by the application deadline to bmjohnso@samford.edu.

  • Resume*
  • Disclosure Form (coming soon)
  • Statement of Professional Interest of approximately 100 words that broadly describes internship interests, future career goals, skills hoping to be gained, and ways in which you will contribute to your placement site. Please do not specify the name(s) of any particular organization in this statement.

Once approved to by Samford to participate in the program, students need to follow the TWC application instructions.

*Note that the resume must be critiqued by the CDC prior to submission and with sufficient time for review before the application deadline. The resume should be sent, along with an indication that it is for The Washington Center internships, to Dora Ditchfield at dditchfi@samford.edu.

Application Deadlines

Spring 2018: September 26, 2017
Summer 2018: February 12, 2018
Fall 2018: April 2, 2018

Fall and Spring Semesters

Cost and Financial Aid

Students will be charged Samford’s full-time tuition and fees for the semester, as well as TWC housing costs ($5,990). For eligible students, Federal financial aid, and up to $6,500 in institutional aid, may be applied towards these Samford charges. The University will pay the Washington Center program and housing fees on behalf of the student.

Need-based assistance may be available through Samford University; students interested in applying for assistance should contact Dr. Bryan Johnson at bmjohnso@samford.edu.

Academic Credit

Students must register for 12 credit hours at Samford during the fall or spring semester at TWC, eight of which will be for the internship and four that will be for evening academic course. Dr. Bryan Johnson and the student’s academic advisor will provide assistance to determine the Samford course most relevant to the academic seminar.

Students will also be expected to participate in a Friday LEAD Colloquium series.

Summer Semester

Cost and Financial Aid

Students pay Samford tuition for 10 credit hours, as well as housing costs associated with the Washington Center ($4940). The University will then pay the Washington Center program and housing fees on behalf of the student. Federal financial aid may be applied towards these expenses, but institutional aid is not available.

Need-based assistance may be available through Samford University; students interested in applying for assistance should contact Dr. Bryan Johnson at bmjohnso@samford.edu.

Academic Credit

Students must register for 10 credit hours at Samford during the summer semester at TWC, eight of which will be for the internship and two that will be for evening academic course. Dr. Bryan Johnson and the student’s academic advisor will provide assistance to determine the Samford course most relevant to the academic seminar.

Students will also be expected to participate in a Friday LEAD Colloquium series.

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Chandler Foust (Spring 2016)

Standing: Junior
Major: International Relations
Hometown: Benton, KY