Politics at the Washington Semester Program

Washington DC is a natural focus for students interested in learning and experiencing first hand the political world in the capital of the United States.  Ithaca College has entered into an agreement with Cornell University that allows IC students to participate in Cornell's Washington Semester Program. For details click here.  

DC is a perfect fit for politics majors, who can take courses on many aspects of US politics and working in internships in many different governmental and nongovernmental organizations. 

Politics students have in recent years done internships in the following places:

  • Center for American Progress
  • ACLU Prison Project
  • DC Central Kitchen (an organization devoted to feeding the homeless)
  • U.S. State Department
  • Beyond Nuclear
  • Institute for Policy Studies
  • U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg
  • Sierra Club
  • Greenpeace
  • Center for American Progress
  • U.S. Representative Jerrod Nadler
  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell
  • U.S. Representative Solomon Ortiz
  • U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Center for Refugees and Immigrants
  • U.S. Representative Nydia Velasquez

More information on the program, how to apply and other information about the Washington Semester Program.