Wittenberg University , together with 12 other Lutheran colleges, have joined together to create a quality program exclusively for our students that wish to spend a semester in Washington , DC . The program gives students a full load of credits that transfer directly back to Wittenberg . Half of the credits are earned through an internship experience; the other half are earned through classes and field trips organized by the college. Students live in penthouse apartments located along the Potomac River in Arlington , VA.
Washington Semester is open to all students regardless of major. Internships can be found that are relevant to any major and typically will count as credit towards the completion of the major (although this varies by department). Recently, students have interned with the White House and on Capitol Hill, with major news organizations (Fox, CNN, etc.), political parties, interest groups, and the FBI. Students are encouraged to find an internship that closely fits their interests.
Students are invited to apply during the spring semester prior to the year they wish to participate. The process is competitive, although this should not deter anyone from applying. See details below for specifics.
Summer Program : Housing arrangements can be made for students wanting to do an internship over the summer. Finding an internship is the responsibility of the student, but the apartments owned by the college are the most cost-effective way to live during the summer in DC.
Additional information can be found at the Lutheran College Washington Semester website.
2012 Fall Internships
James Lesinski '14: Republican National Committee
Erica Pence '13: Woodrow Wilson House
Kathryn Torrey '13: Human Rights Campaign
2013 Spring Internships
Martin Brahier '13: Not confirmed
Tiana Cherry '14: National Hispanic Medical Association
Kailey Coutler '14: Congressman Steve Stivers
Mallory Roth '14: Running Start
Daniel Tuke '14: Center for American Progress
Ann Ultsch '14: Congressman Tim Murphy