Frequently Asked Questions

The application form is always open. However, please review the timeline under the Application Process tab if you are hoping to hold an internship during a specific semester.

No. Washington, D.C. internships can be competitive. Although students may be accepted into the program at SLCC, they may not be selected for the internship of choice with a Washington D.C.-based organization. It is recommended that you apply for internships at multiple organizations to improve the likelihood you are selected for at least one.

There is up to $5000 in scholarships available to help with travel, housing and living expenses while working in a Washington DC internship. The award amount may vary based on many factors, including a student having a paid or unpaid internship. Check with the Internship Program Director for more information.

SLCC has agreements with several other universities to provide housing and roommate pairing as needed. Other options are possible, and we can help you find appropriate housing once you’ve been accepted into your internship.

Yes, you can receive academic credit for your internship. Contact Dr Perparim Gutaj at 801-957-3723 for more information. A SLCC tuition waiver may also be available.

If leaving Utah is not currently an option for you, please inquire about a political science internship in Utah by emailing Scott Brown at Other kinds of internships are also available through SLCC Career Services.

No, but we will work with you to find organizations that might best fit with your goals and help you apply to those. Ultimately, SLCC will serve as a source of support, funding, and assistance in getting you to an internship.

FAQs About Applying to D.C.-Based Organizations

There is no formal GPA requirement for the SLCC application. Some organizations may require a specific GPA. In general, internship-granting organizations look for well-rounded students who demonstrate ambition, academic ability, leadership ability, maturity and involvement in campus and community activities.

You should include all professional experience as well as campus and volunteer activities. If you have taken coursework that is relevant to the organizations you are applying to, you may choose to include that as well.

The example should be one that you are proud of. A paper or assignment that received a high grade in a class may be a good fit, as this sample is usually used by an organization to assess your ability to clearly articulate subject matter.

A good reference will provide knowledge of your character, integrity, specialized skills, and work habits. Past or current employers, advisors and professors are great choices when applying for an internship.