POLS 280 Washington, D.C. Internship

Washington Internship provides Occidental College students with an opportunity to learn about D.C. politics and policy making through first-hand experience through the Washington Internship Institute. Students receive a full semester of college credit (16 units) while volunteering full-time for a branch of government a policy non-profit or a media organization that covers politics. Enrollment limited to students participating in the Washington Internship Institute Program. Course fulfills upper-division American Politics credits for the major.

Students who participate in Campaign Semester take the following three courses (POLS 280, POLS 281, and either POLS 282, POLS 283, POLS 284, POLS 285, or POLS 286) simultaneously. 

Students enrolled in the Washington Internship Institute in D.C. will work four full days per week in an internship in a political office non-profit corporation or for-profit company engaged in political or policy work. 




POLS 101

Core Requirements Met

  • United States Diversity