Washington, D.C.

How to Apply to the Washington, D.C. Program

The application to the Washington, D.C. Fall 2017 program will be available on The Washington Center (TWC) website beginning January 1, 2017. The Emerson application will be available on the same date. Both must be completed.

A $60 application fee is due at the time of application. The deadline for application to the Fall 2017 program is April 1, 2017. However, admission for qualified applicants is on a rolling basis and may close before the published deadline date, so it is always best to apply early.  Those students interested in interning for any government agency are especially encouraged to apply early, and some internships sites have an earlier application deadline. Please check the TWC site for more information. Enrollment is limited to 20 students maximum.

The application consists of the following:

  • TWC Online Application Form
  • Also complete the Emerson Washington, D.C. Program Application
  • Personal and academic information
  • Interest area preferences
  • Resume that clearly outlines your educational, volunteer, leadership, and work experience
  • Statement of professional interest that describes the types of activities you’d like to be involved with during the internship and how they relate to your career goals. Do not mention the name of any specific organizations.
  • Issues essay that discusses one issue related to the area in which you wish to work. You should make note of your personal views on the topic. This is not meant to be a research paper but it should show you have some background knowledge and interest in the topic.
  • Two letters of recommendation (submitted online via the TWC website)
  • Official transcript (official transcripts may be requested online via eCommon)
  • Campus liaison. David Griffin is the Campus Liaison name to type on your application. He will review your application after it's been submitted.
  • $60 nonrefundable application fee

The College reserves the right to withdraw this offering if it fails to generate sufficient enrollment. Participants should be guided by this policy when making travel arrangements. Emerson College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.


International Applicants

In order to pursue a course of study at a U.S. institution of higher education, you need to maintain an appropriate immigration status. Please consult with David Griffin, Director of Education Abroad and Domestic Programs.