Our “study away” program in D.C. allows students to travel to larger metropolitan areas for unparalleled opportunities in a variety of fields, including business, finance, public policy, education, the arts and more.
Partnering with Butler University, Centre sends students in the fall and spring to the nation’s capital, where they will complete internships and take courses that focus on the art and architecture of Washington and the “City as Text.” Students work a regular workday (often 9 to 5) Mondays through Thursdays. For this, students receive six hours of internship credit, the maximum currently allowed at Centre. Occasionally, an internship will be paid—though you should not count on that.
Internship opportunities are available in a wide array of fields: students who have participated in the program have interned with the Speaker and Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives; ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox News, and CNN; the Holocaust and Air & Space Museums; Amnesty International and the Organization of American States; more than 20 Senators from both parties; the United Nations Foundation; the Pentagon, State Department, and Agency for International Development; the National Rehabilitation Center; and many law firms, think tanks and advocacy groups.