Melissa Haussman – Department of Political Science
I brought The Washington Center Agreement to campus with me in 2006 – I had previously been associated with it in Boston for ten years at my previous university.
The Washington Center is the world’s largest private sector provider of internship experiences, based both in DC and now in London as well. They set students up with internships in various areas of the public sector (Congress, Executive Branch, NIH, Smithsonian, Embassies); independent sector NGO’s (examples including the Human Rights campaign, NOW); media (CNN, Fox, CSPAN); and private sector (K-Street lobbying groups and law offices).
Students participate in a semester or summer long internship while registered full time for Carleton courses.