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Internship Opportunities

Various internships are available in Washington, D.C., Olympia and Spokane (congressional and state legislative offices, political campaigns, social service agencies, legal offices, county prosecutors' and public defenders' offices, and refugee resettlement offices).

When you're looking for an internship, the first place to go is the internship web page on the Whitworth Career Services website. Then look at the internship guide provided by Whitworth alum Laura Thaut (your Whitworth password is required). Finally, there are numerous internship guides on the Internet. One of the best is provided by the American Public University system:


Check the following sites for additional internship possibilities and information:

  • www.BestSemester.com: American Studies Program – you must speak with your advisor and Director of Off-Campus Programs Nicholas Vasiloff (nvasiloff@whitworth.edu) before applying. This program is for juniors and seniors and is for students of the Christian faith. To be on the list to apply, you should speak with Nicholas Vasiloff in your first or second year of college because we are limited in the number of students we can send and there is often a waiting list.

  • www.leg.wa.gov/Internships/Pages/default.aspx: a spring internship program for all majors (juniors and seniors). See your advisor for information about credits.