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Washington College Institute for Religion, Politics, and Culture in partnership with Disciples Center for Public Witness in Washington, DC


What types of internships are available?

The purpose of this opportunity is to introduce students to the nexus between religion and public policy. Interns can select to work in the following areas of concentration in conjunction with an associated group:

  • Public Education (shared internship with the National Council of Churches)
  • Communications (shared internship with the Disciples Justice Action Network)
  • Poverty and Hunger (shared internship with the Week of Compassion Foundation)
  • Religious Liberty (shared internship with the American Humanist Association)
  • Torture (shared with the National Religious Campaign against Torture)
  • Workers’ Rights (shared internship with Interfaith Worker Justice).

How many internships will be selected?

There are three internships available to Washington College students.

What are the eligibility criteria for application?

These internships are open to Washington College students of all faith backgrounds and levels and forms of belief. Students should have a strong GPA and be highly motivated to learn.

When and where are these internships available?

All the opportunities for religion and public policy internships are available during the Spring semester 2015 or over Summer 2015 (May to August). All internships are located in Washington DC and will be located at the historic Methodist Building adjacent to Capitol Hill and the US Supreme Court through a partnership with the Disciples Center for Public Witness.

Who should I contact for more information on how to apply?

Interested students should be in contact with Professor Joseph Prud’homme, Director of the Institute for Religion, Politics and Culture and Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at