The Application Process
We recruit each spring for the upcoming academic year.
Fall 2016 interns have been selected, and we have a good group for
Spring 2017 as well. Students who might be interested in
participating in the Spring 2017 semester will still be welcomed,
but need to contact us by late August
Here are the steps students take to find out about the DC Program
and apply for it.
All juniors and seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 are eligible
to apply for the DC Program. If you are interested in applying but
do not meet these requirements, please contact the DC Program
- Meet with your academic advisor and decide which semester would
be best for you to spend in DC.
- Attend a DC Program Informational Meeting. Two meetings are
held each semester. You can find out the dates of the DC Program
Info meetings by looking at the top of this page. If the
information is not posted, please contact the DC Program office.
- If you would like to participate in the DC program, but you
cannot attend a meeting, please contact us
as soon as possible so that you can begin your application.
- We maintain an active listserv for the DC program. If you
attend an information system, you will automatically be added to
it. If you have not attended a session and would like to be
included on informational e-mails, please contact
The Remaining Steps Should Not Be Taken Until You Know
For Certain When You Are Applying To The DC Program.
- Students apply to the DC program the spring semester prior
to the academic year they will spend in DC. For example, if a
student wishes to spend Spring 2017 in DC, he/she starts the
application process during the Spring 2016 semester. It is possible
that we could still enroll a Spring 2017 student in the Fall 2016
semester, but you will have access to considerably more internships
by planning ahead. Application materials are available to download
below. If the student will be abroad during the Spring semester,
they should contact the DC program to discuss the timeline
for applying. The DC Program application consists of:
Application Form (Word)
Recommendation Guidelines (PDF)
- Attend one of the DC Program informational meetings the
semester prior to the one you want to spend in DC - even if you
have already been to one of them. Attending one of the
informational meetings the semester prior to when you want to
participate ensures that you have the most current information.
Applications will be available at the meetings.
- Submit a completed application package by the application
deadline to the DC Program office.
- Once you have submitted your application, you will be scheduled
for a meeting to discuss your academic and career interests, and
possible internship sites in DC with Dr. Judi Morrel, our DC
Coordinator. We will contact you to schedule your interview. You
must meet with Dr. Morrel in order to be considered for
the DC Program.
- Check your email to find out if you have been accepted into the
DC Program. Emails are usually mailed one week after the
interviews. Those accepted into the DC Program will receive further
instructions regarding registration procedures. If accepted
into the program, you do not register for classes with your
advisor. A meeting will be held to go over registration