FIU in DC supports students in the process of securing an internship in Washington, D.C., and provides a cohort-based learning and professional development experience for all students and recent graduates who have a DC internship.  You're on the right page if you want to sign up for our internship alerts, let us know you have an internship, see sample internship placements, and review resources on federal hiring, scholarships, housing and more.  


Seeking a DC Internship?

Sign up for the Talent Lab Prep Network by letting us know more about your ambitions, skills, and interests. You will begin to receive email announcements of DC-based internship and job opportunities, as well as Miami-based events, scholarships, fellowships, and short-term DC fly-ins to network with potential employers.

Secured a DC Internship?

Don't spend the semester in Washington without letting us know. Regardless of how you found your internship or where you are interning in the District, take a few minutes to tell us about yourself and your internship so we can welcome you to FIU in DC when you land, and invite you to exclusive Talent Lab Impact Series events featuring government and industry leaders from our DC network.

Ready To Make an Impact? Be a Hamilton Scholar

All FIU interns in DC have access to FIU in DC's team, space, and events. If you're looking to commit exceeding expectations through a more structured experience, including in-person courses in Washington and ongoing interactions with an assigned mentor, see if our Hamilton Scholars program is right for you.

Sample Placements

There is no limit to the type of internship placement that you can have in Washington, D.C.  Our team supports you in searching for your own dream internship, and shares new postings with our student community every two weeks.  Here are some of our key placement partners and sites that have hosted, and paid, FIU students in the recent past.  All opportunities listed here are paid or stipend-bearing.

  • U.S. House of Representatives

    Members of Congress from South Florida and across the country host FIU interns to handle constituent inquiries, policy research, and press relations. Students also access Congressional internships through CBCFCHCI, CHLIAPAICS, Victory Institute.
  • Partnership for Public Service

    The Public Service Internship Program provides an opportunity for students to make the federal government more efficient, from the vantage point of this nonprofit, nonpartisan organization.
  • U.S. Global Leadership Coalition

    USGLC interns advocate for America’s diplomacy and development programs in the areas of Government Relations, Outreach, Policy, and Communications.
  • Government Accountability Office

    GAO is an legislative-branch federal agency oversees the spending of the federal budget and ensures that executive branch programs are operating effectively.
  • The Heritage Foundation

    The mission of Heritage's Young Leaders Program is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.

    MITRE's interns solve problems for a safer world through federally funded R&D centers and public-private partnerships.
  • HACU (National Internship Program)

    The HACU National Internship Program places students in paid internships with federal government agencies.
  • Brookings

    Brookings Institution interns work on a vareity of projects at one of the most well-known research think tanks in DC.
  • Kennedy Center

    The Kennedy Center Internship Program is a holistic and rigorous professional development program designed to elevate the next generation of leaders in the arts, cultural, and non-profit fields.
  • Center for American Progress

    The Center for American Progress' goal is to inspire, train, and educate the next generation of progressive Americans. 
  • National Geographic

    Interns at National Geographic Society work in a variety of units and roles within this global media and environmental organization. (Summer only).
  • Atlantic Council

    The Atlantic Council's mission is “shaping the global future together” by taking on global, generational challenges. 


Use these links and tips to help secure and design your dream internship semester.

For students whose housing is not directly arranged by their internship provider, students are responsible for housing and able to choose any housing option in the DC area. FIU in DC has complied a list of local providers and resources below. Each offers very different types of facilities and amenities, costs, and policies. 

Internship Housing Providers:

Washington Intern Student Housing (WISH)

55 H ST Intern Student Housing

Washington Internship Institute (WII DC) Housing 

International Student House DC

Washington Intern Housing Network (The WINH)

The Common at National Landing

E.W. Richardson Building

Olympus Housing

Thompson-Markward Hall (Women Only)

Classifieds Listing Services:


Grace DC Network 

June Homes

Local University Summer Intern Housing: 

Marymount University Summer Intern Housing

George Washington University Summer Intern Housing