Community Leadership Summer Internships in DC – Feb. 8 Early Deadline

Community Leadership + NGO Internships – the Ultimate DC Experience!

Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service
June 3 – July 28, 2017
Priority Deadline for Scholarships: February 8, 2017

Immerse yourself in community leadership and engagement this summer in Washington, DC! The 8-week program allows students to intern with nongovernmental organizations while earning academic credit in economics and humanitarian aid. Your summer will put you on the front lines, working to solve local, national and global issues.

You will live just blocks from the national monuments, State Department and White House on the campus of George Washington University. Fully furnished housing and roommate matching is provided as part of our comprehensive program.

Earn course credit while you intern! You will earn 3 to 9 academic credits this summer. Our unique curriculum is designed to complement your DC experience with upper level government, ethics and economics courses. Academic course credit is provided through George Mason University and taught by top rated faculty from GMU and other top local universities.

An internship is one of the most important investments you can make in your future. Based on your interests and skills, you will be placed in an internship in the Washington, DC area. We have been creating academic internship experiences for over 45 years and work with over 300 top organizations in DC.

Internship placements are with organizations working on pressing issues such as:
• Education + Literacy
• Environment
• Childhood Nutrition
• Immigration
• Homelessness
• Women’s Issues + Violence Prevention

Please click here for a sample list of past internship sites.

Who you know does matter – especially when it comes to your future job search. Our comprehensive program is designed so you can make valuable professional connections as well as practice your leadership and networking skills in a real-world setting.

We offer a number of opportunities to enhance your internship experience and maximize your time in DC:
• Social entrepreneurship workshops
• Seminars in professional development and legal studies
• Mentor program with DC professionals
• Roundtable discussions & networking receptions
• Site briefings at key Washington Institutions including the World Bank, Peace Corps and American Red Cross Headquarters
• Student-led charitable grant program
• Leadership projects impacting at-risk youth, urban green spaces, public health education and much more

Make plans for the summer! Visit to begin an online application today. Apply by the priority deadline for scholarships of February 8 to receive priority admissions and scholarship consideration.

The program is designed for undergraduate students from all fields of study who are interested in leadership and community engagement.

We strive to make the programs accessible and affordable to the best and brightest students regardless of financial status. Scholarship awards are granted based on need and merit with over 70% of students receiving full or partial funding.

Questions may be directed to or 202.986.0384.