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"There's just no other place like it.  CIW students don't merely study the dynamics inside Washington, they become part of it."

Dr. Jason Rao, Director of International Affairs at the American Society for Microbiology, CIW faculty


So glad you decided to join us!

The CIW application is an online process. When you start an application, you will create an online account where you can return to finish your application, check the status of your application and access the internship database.

Each PROGRAM is slightly different so read your specific instructions: Semester and Summer.

Application Instructions

For the Semester Program:

  1. Complete the online application.
    • Upload a formal resume
    • Provide a reference, the name and NetID of a professor or TA who knows your academic work
  2. Order an official transcript and have it sent to cwash@cornell.edu.
  3. Be sure to check with your advisor or department about how credits and courses will apply to your major.
  4. Check Application Deadlines

For the Summer Program:

Enrollment for each summer opens at the end of the Fall semester, usually by mid-December.

Students should begin the enrollment process by creating their own CIW student account via CIW's Website. Please do not submit a transcript, resume and academic reference. Starting mid-February, Cornell students should then submit a $500 non-refundable deposit via Cashnet and submit an enrollment form to cusp@cornell.edu. Non-Cornell students should contact the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions (607-255-4987) to ask how they should submit their $500 deposit. 


Special Notes:

ILR students applying to a CIW semester program should attach a note indicating that Brigid Beachler has been informed of this application. There is no restriction on ILR students participating in the Cornell in Washington Program.