Study and work in Washington DC
USC’s Dornsife Washington DC Program provides students with a unique, semester-long opportunity to study and work in the nation’s capital.
Our immersive program offers a tailored “DC experience”. Students take courses drawn from areas with direct policy relevance such as foreign affairs, the political process, and national security decision making.
All courses are taught by USC faculty and practitioners who are experts in their respective fields and hold extensive, real-world experience.
Scale your academic and career goals.
Launch your future with USC’s dedicated Washington DC semester program supported by experienced leaders to provide the world-class experience of USC in Washington DC.
Get face-to face with the most influential people in the world with experiential learning.
USC Dornsife DC Program is open to students of all majors.
All students are required to complete an internship with one of Washington’s many policy-focused organizations, such as government agencies, NGOs, advocacy groups, think tanks, consulting firms, and congressional offices. The program assists students in finding internships that offer the best work experience to complement the student’s academic and career goals.
The Program offers dynamic co-curricular and cultural events that include speakers series, visits to area attractions and institutions, and professional development workshops. Students are encouraged to attend the various events held weekly around the D.C. area, such as think tank panels, book launches, embassy open houses, and congressional hearings.
Set yourself up for success.
Dornsife Washington DC Program is designed to give students an opportunity to come study and work in the nation’s capital.
Terry Wang ’24 is interning at the International Trade Administration in the Department of Commerce. As an intern for the Assistant Secretary of Global Markets, Terry prepares the daily briefing book and participates in trade meetings between the U.S. government and the private sector. His favorite part of this semester is being able to play a role in policymaking.
“It’s not everyday when you can go to work and be on a first name basis with a Senate-confirmed official. Interning at a federal agency gives you a unique opportunity to work alongside some of the most important policymakers in our country.”
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