• United States of America
    • Washington D.C.
8 weeks
General grants/scholarships, BIPOC funding
Health & Safety

Program Details

Non-Monetary Benefits
Weekly Hours
Age Min.


Price Details
The program fee includes: Guaranteed internship, centralized housing in D.C., social events & excursions, medical/travel insurance, and personalized support before and during the internship.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities
What's Not Included
Airfare Meals
Feb 21, 2024
Aug 25, 2019
32 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

There’s no better way to jump-start your career than with an internship in Washington, DC. The capital of the United States has some of the best internships you can imagine. While interning in Washington, you’ll be only a few blocks away from the White House and many other must-see DC sites.

You’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of DC. We work with you to find the best internship available based on your background and future goals. With 24/7 ground support, unique social events, and a tailored internship your DC experience will be something you never forget.

Included in the cost of your tuition is a guaranteed internship, housing, social events, our career development program, and much more.

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

At AIFS Abroad, we want to support all participants in their study/internship abroad journey, inclusive of gender, race, religion, age, physical ability, or sexual orientation. Everyone has a complex identity, and faith, spirituality, and religion are important factors when deciding on a program location.

LGBTQIA+ Support

At AIFS Abroad, we want to support all participants in their study/internship abroad journey, inclusive of gender, race, religion, age, physical ability, or sexual orientation. Everyone has a complex identity, and faith, spirituality, and religion are important factors when deciding on a program location.

Accessibility Support

Everyone’s experience is unique. We recognize the location you choose can have an impact on your sense of belonging. We encourage you to use the information below as you review your options to select the program and location that will be the best choice for you. If you do not hold the identities that are amplified here, this information is still a great resource for you as well. It will give you a better understanding of those who have this identity.



In response to the overwhelming global climate crisis, AIFS Abroad is pleased to make Sustainability a key priority when considering organizational, operational, and programming decisions. We understand that the only way to effectively combat this crisis and mitigate the effects of climate change is to drastically reduce our environmental impact. Therefore, AIFS Abroad has committed to reaching carbon neutrality by the year 2025. AIFS Abroad is proud to announce we have signed the CANIE Accord, becoming the first US provider to make this commitment.

Program Highlights

  • Guaranteed Internship: As part of the AIFS Abroad program you are guaranteed an internship in your host city. We do our best to tailor your internship to match your background and future goals.
  • Personalized Attention: We want this experience to be as fulfilling as possible. From the first phone call, we support you and give you all the resources you need to make sure your internship is a success.
  • Centralized Housing: You’ll be living in student accommodations centrally located in Washington, DC with other AIFS Abroad interns. Your housing will have access to public transportation, ensuring it is easy to get to and from your internship.
  • Professional Development: Through one-on-one coaching and webinars, we assist you in improving your professional documents, prepare you for an interview with potential employers, establish internship goals, and discuss your strengths.
  • On-Site Staff and Social Events: Our Location Coordinator lives in DC year-round and provides you with an insider's glimpse of the city. The LC is there to provide 24/7 emergency support and takes all the interns on a range of social events.

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If you would like to earn academic credit for your internship and ​your university does not offer academic credit for your internship, it’s possible that you can receive transfer credit through our School of Record, Fairfield University.

Program Reviews

4.71 Rating
based on 17 reviews
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  • Growth 4.7
  • Support 4.9
  • Fun 4.8
  • Housing 4.05
  • Safety 4.85
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Yes, I recommend this program

Fantastic international experience

Global Experiences staff provided outstanding support throughout the program. My internship was a perfect match for my interests and skill level and will be a fantastic platform on which to build my future career. Working with people from different international backgrounds gave me an insight into the great diversity of opportunities in the USA. There are so many amazing places to explore in D.C. and 8 weeks was only just enough time to fit everything in. Thankfully the cultural events organised during the program provided plenty of opportunities to experience this incredible city and discover new things while having fun and getting to know other interns. It can be an expensive place to live but the advice and recommendations provided before and during the program enabled me to make the most of my time in the USA and sample the huge variety of food, music, museums and networking opportunities on offer.

94 people found this review helpful.
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Fun and Rewarding

Global Experiences gave me an opportunity that I would not have had anywhere else. Aside from being the center of politics, Washington, DC is a fun and vibrant hub for young, aspiring professionals. This makes it a perfect opportunity to find internships within the city. The staff at GE were very accommodating and helpful when it came to providing professional connections and finding my place at an internship. This experience has increased my confidence with my desired career path and future endeavors. Although I was only there for about two months, I was able to embrace the culture and diversity that Washington brings. I would highly recommend being apart of this organization for finding internships and increasing your professional networks.

90 people found this review helpful.
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Interning in Washington DC was amazing

First, the preparation before the start date of your program, Global Experiences (GE) definitely prepares you in every aspect so you can maximize your experience. I felt thoroughly prepared with everything I need to know for my professional development resume building, interviewing etc. And preparing for your cultural/social experience. It was very comforting to know that the global experiences team answered all my questions and were available to help me in any aspect of my preparation. I also though the global experiences team was lovely such amazing people willing to help you on your journey. I loved my experience abroad DC was a city i would actually like to live in one day. It is filled with fun things to do especially with other major cities in close proximity which makes your experience more authentic. I loved being able to experience the political culture in DC since it is the world leader in politics. It’s such a unique historical city and amazing food. Be open minded it will truly change your prospective interning abroad in DC. Don’t be afraid to say yes!

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Going to more places even if i didnt have a buddy cause you’ll always make more friends.
90 people found this review helpful.
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Had an amazing time!

It was one of the best experiences I've had so far. From the very beginning to the very end, GE were very kind and enthusiastic, did what they could to help make the journey and experience as smooth as possible. I got to experience a lot of the local culture during those two months in DC, especially through events organised by GE, like going to a baseball game and a tour of the Capitol. Through the internship they provided me with, I also learned a lot about myself and about the 'working world', and that definitely helped me get a clearer idea of what I want to do in the future.

91 people found this review helpful.
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An all round fantastic and beneficial experience

I had a truly wonderful time in Washington D.C. thanks to Global Experiences. My internship was challenging yet such good fun, I thoroughly enjoyed going to work throughout the week. I met such fantastic people at work, in the city and on the programme. The city itself is magnificent and truly unique and I loved immersing myself in a foreign environment. I received constant support from everyone at Global Experiences who made it so easy foe me to settle into a new country. Overall it was a brilliant experience and one I will never forget.

97 people found this review helpful.
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Washington DC internship

Through Global Experience I had an incredible internship in Washington DC. Doing an internship with Global Experiences has been the most amazing and rewarding experience. From the initial interview to the visa process and travelling, GE has been there every step of the way, with guidance and the best advice. Moving to a new country for a few months could have been a scary and stressful experience, but with GE they made it so easy and as stress free as possible.
GE listened to my concerns about what I wanted to get out of the experience and found me the most amazing placement with an incredible company that I will have connections with for the rest of my life. I have grown so much both professionally and personally, developing myself in ways that I had not anticipated. I had the most amazing location coordinator who met us at the accommodation and organised events and activities that we could participate in throughout our time in DC and she was always available for advice and help.
Overall this experience was incredible and a great way to travel and experience different cultures, but be able grow professionally and learn new skills at the same time.

What would you improve about this program?
Better accommodation is always appreciated
99 people found this review helpful.
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Perfect Entry into the Job Market

As a university student, the pressure to enter the job market can be quite daunting. Global Experiences made this new experience so much easier as they not only helped to match me with an internship that would put me on my desired career path but also provided assistance during my internship. I had a great summer interning and definitely feel that it has taught me a lot about what to look for in the future. I not only learned many new skills in the workplace but also learnt interview and resume skills and made connections for life.

108 people found this review helpful.
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Fantastic Internship Support

I could not have been happier with the support I received from Global Experiences during each phase of my internship. GE staff helped me secure an internship that interested me (I worked with a political intelligence organization, fascinating work made doubly so by the D.C. location); they gave me pointers on how to succeed and make the most of the internship; when all was over, they helped me take advantage of time spent by getting letters of recommendation, cementing professional connections, etc. I would easily recommend this program to anyone looking for a fun, productive way of killing a few summer months.

93 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

Hi Faith! You can enroll in the program before you turn 18 but you must be 18 by the start date of your chosen program. 18 is the minimum age to participate in a program. Hope that this helps!