Washington Internship Program

2018 Interns in Washington DC January 2018


The Washington Internship was suspended due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The information on this page is offered as a guide to the internship before the COVID-19 suspension. The Washington Internship program is indefinitely suspended.

The Washington Internship is an undergraduate course offered by the School of Politics and International Relations:


The course gives students a unique opportunity to network with some of the most powerful people in American politics. The six-week internships in the United States Congress take place in January and February and are available to Australian National University (ANU) undergraduate students.

Students may be eligible for a CASS Travel Grant of up to $3,500 to assist with costs associated with this internship. Read more

Interns work in either the office of a member of Congress or the office of a congressional committee. During their internships students start a research project which they complete during their first semester at ANU.

The internship offers you the opportunity to develop a strong background in American politics and the opportunity to experience political life in Washington DC. You will pursue an advanced program of study and research on a specialised aspect of American Government, politics and public policy.

Admission to this course is highly competitive as there are only six places available each year.

For further information please contact the ANIP Office.



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