Overview of Programs

Washington probably provides more opportunities per square mile than any other BU program. It’s an obvious choice for international relations and political science majors, but internship possibilities of all sorts abound in this capital city.

Below you will find an overview of each program. Please visit their individual pages for more information, including cost, requirements, and courses.

Internship Program

The Washington, DC Internship Program offers a semester of study and work in the political and media center of the United States. The program combines a full-time internship with coursework focusing on the legislative process and foreign policy. Additional information, including cost, requirements, and classes can be found here.

Multimedia and Journalism Program

The Washington, DC Multimedia and Journalism Program offers graduate and undergraduate College of Communication students the chance to spend a semester in Washington, DC meeting news-makers, working for national news organizations. They will spend their time reporting on Congress, the federal government, across different city beats, and studying reporting in the city where national news is made every day. Participants have the opportunity to make valuable contact with working journalists at national and local news organizations both on the job and in the classroom. They will also work closely with BU alumni within the fields of journalism, public relations, and/or multimedia communications. Additional information, including cost, requirements, and classes can be found here.

Management Internship Program

In conjunction with George Washington University and the Washington, DC Center, Boston University offers students of management, finance, and commerce a special dedicated management track. This program combines the best of local university study, Boston University’s unmatched on-site housing and staff, and customized internship placements. Additional information can be found here.

Internship Program – Summer

This program offers students the opportunity to spend ten weeks studying and interning in one of the world’s most important cities. Although known primarily as the capital city of American politics, Washington, DC, plays a pivotal role, both nationally and internationally, in business, law, the sciences, media, and the arts.  The program offers students the opportunity to focus on leadership, public policy and agenda setting in their own area of interest. Additional information, including cost, requirements, and classes can be found here.