NYU is here to provide support as you go through the process of finding and applying for internships. We strongly encourage and advise that you visit NYU's Wasserman Center for Career Development before submitting internship applications.
Students who secure an internship through or with the assistance of NYU Washington, DC must confirm their spot in the program and enroll in the internship class in order to accept the internship and receive academic credit for the placement. Many NYU departments (including SCA & Environmental Studies) allow the Washington, DC internship course to satisfy major requirements. Always consult with your academic adviser to confirm how the internship course and other courses you will take while away fit in with your academic progress towards degree fulfillment. Students are required to pursue a minimum of 10 hours/week in their internships to earn course credit. NYU Washington, DC advises that students pursue no more than 20 hrs/week in internship commitments. If students elect to participate in an internship that exceeds the recommended number of hours, they may be advised to reduce their academic course load. Students are highly encouraged to consult NYU Washington, DC staff for assistance with these decisions.
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Many of the best internships in Washington, DC require a thorough background check by law enforcement agencies, which means you need to apply much earlier than other internship opportunities. These deadlines are often long before the application deadline for the NYU Washington, DC site. Think ahead! If you are contemplating a semester in DC, and interested in one of these placements, apply before the deadline, or the placement will not consider your application.
These placements include: