The Washington Center: Washington, D.C.
Subjects: One seminar, variable topics. Internship.
Prerequisities: 2.7 GPA, junior-level standing, demonstrated maturity, higher GPAs for certain internships: 3.0 for communications majors (plus completion of basic communications courses), 3.5 for placement in certain government and scientific agencies (see brochure for details).
Length: Fall or Spring Semester or Summer Term
Credit: 3.0 units: 2.0 unit Internship, 1.0 unit seminar. Summer credit is 2.0 units. Students may choose to have 1.0 unit internship and 1.0 unit seminar, or 2.0 units of internship.
Housing: Extended-stay apartment buildings in northern Virginia.
Cost: Albion College tuition and room charges cover program tuition and room fees.
Costs Not Covered by Albion: Travel to Washington, food, textbooks and miscellaneous personal expenses are estimated to be around $125 per week.
(Note: The U.S. Attorney's office, U.S. Department of State, and U.S. Department of Justice are agencies that require background checks, so students need to apply six (6) months in advance for these programs.)
Comments: The Washington Center offers some scholarships. See the brochure and the faculty advisor. Students should keep in mind that Washington is a very expensive city; internships require local transportation and they should budget accordingly.
Dr. Eugene Alpert
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Services
The Washington Center
2000 M Street N.W., Suite 750
Washington, DC 20036-3307
Telephone: 800/486-8921 or 202/336-7584