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IU in DC Washington Leadership Program

young professional femaleHave you always dreamed of a career in government, public affairs, health care policy, or the non-profit sector? Can you think of nothing more exciting than spending a semester living, learning, and working in Washington, D.C.—one of the country’s most dynamic and exciting cities? Are you looking for programs that offer all this and more?  Look no further than the IU in DC Washington Leadership Program (WLP).

With the WLP you will recieve:
Unique Learning Experience

Valuable, One-of-a-Kind Internships

Vibrant City Life & Culture

A Unique Learning Experience
If you think a life and career in D.C. may be in your future, there’s no better way to learn the ropes than through IU in DC’s immersive, hands-on courses taught by experienced Washington veterans. Learn more about IU in DC courses

“We’d read and learn policy theory, and then Donna would bring in guest speakers every week, D.C. insiders who gave us great perspectives on how Washington works and how to build a career there.” -John Miller, WLP Participant Spring 2009

Valuable, One-of-a-Kind Internships
In today’s ultra-competitive job market, having a top-flight  internship under your belt can make all the difference. IU in DC offers dozens of internship opportunities in government agencies, congressional offices, environmental and health organizations, the non-profit sector, and much more. Learn more about IU in DC internships

IU law student Kathryn Pardo, a spring 2003 program alum who interned in the Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Army, tackled a unique assignment: promoting the Army’s skydiving team. Working with then-Sports Illustrated columnist Rick Reilly, Pardo got the Army team prominent mention in the magazine.

“Every day of my internship was exciting and interesting—I loved it. It was incredible seeing the story in print and knowing that I’d helped make that happen.” -Kathryn Pardo, WLP Participant Spring 2003


Vibrant City Life & Culture
With its world-class museums, fun and funky shopping and cultural districts, and happening nightlife, Washington, D.C. is one of the world’s most incredible cities. One of the best parts of IU in DC is exploring the city’s riches with newfound friends.
“It was incredible having a group of IU friends to experience the adventure with. I never felt homesick because there were always IU people around who wanted to check out the city where there’s so much to see and do. A lot of the people I went with are now my best friends and hopefully will be my future colleagues.” -Sarah Greenberg, WLP Participant Fall 2009

Apply now for the Fall 2013 Semester