Is it hard to secure an internship in DC?

With hard work, a well-prepared resume and cover letter, and a robust plan of action, the internship search process can be a great experience!  It is important to remember, though, that the internship search process does not wait for you. You are not guaranteed an internship, but if you take initiative and apply early, you will have the best chance at securing your top choice. A lot of the internship search involves showing initiative—if you can’t find what you are looking for, keep looking and don’t be afraid to contact the organization to ask. Think outside the box and be proactive.
We can help you! Please keep us updated with where and when you submitted applications. There is a good chance that we may know someone in that office, and we can draw their attention to your materials. We want to advocate on your behalf. Keep us in the loop with a quick email.
Continue reading below for answers to some of our most common internship questions: