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Internships in D.C.

Current CIW student Anna Kook is interning at Voice of America this semester, and briefly shares with us her experience interning in D.C.

"I chose this internship because I am considering going into media after graduation, and this was the only way to see if it was fit for me.

Favorite thing about my internship is making VOA60 (one minute) news videos and writing brief headlines on them every morning.  It's really cool to see it get broadcasted!‚Äč"

See more thoughts from our students, an other topics, on our blog.

Interested in a Semester in DC?

Come see what Cornell in Washington can offer you by stopping by our office at M101 McGraw Hall and speaking with Erin!


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Where will CIW lead you?

Washington, D.C. was recently ranked the number one best city for recent graduates by The Fiscal Times for its strong job market, and many opportunities in government as well as in business, science and the arts.   

The Cornell in Washington program offers you the unique opportunity to experience our nation’s capital region while:

  • Earning Cornell credits
  • Gaining work experience and developing transferable skills
  • Obtaining practical experience by applying methods and theories learned in classes
  • Networking with professionals in your field for references and future job opportunities
  • Increasing confidence in your abilities
  • Having fun, meeting new people, and enjoying an enormous range of cultural and recreational activities!

Learn why Cornellians from all majors often refer to their semester in Washington as the “best semester” of their time as an undergraduate!


We are pleased to announce that we will now be holding open “Office Hours” via our Cornell in Washington Facebook page! Just like us here, post a question, and we will get back to you within 24 hours. Let us know what’s on your mind!


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Conference dinner
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Mandatory safety orientation!
For all CIW students and Cornell Center residents! Meet together in the lecture room to introduce yourself to your classmates, meet the tutors,... more>>
Visit the Newseum
Washington’s Newseum offers free access - a truly remarkable savings - to CIW.  The interactive museum focuses on the history and current practices... more>>
Neighborhood dinner!
The tutors will be leading groups to some of our favorite local restaurants for dinner! While you will have to pay for your... more>>
Mandatory Orientation
For all CIW students and Cornell Center residents! Meet together in the lecture room more>>
Tour the Library of Congress
Join us for a docent-led tour of the Library of Congress. This beautiful and historic building is not to be missed, and at... more>>
Summer 2015 Program Starts
Summer in Washington Program begins!           more>>