Internships are an important part of the professional focus of RMU. Students can search for internship sites on ColonialTRAK, the RMU Career Center’s online registration, job posting and event management system.
All students pursuing degrees in the social sciences are required to do at least one professional internship for credit; for more information on this Practicum requirement, click here.
For information on getting internships, click here.
The Washington Center (TWC) offers semester-long internship programs for students in Washington, D.C. The internships can be in different aspects of national politics, government affairs, political journalism, criminal justice, law, and international affairs. Students get internship credit for their Practicum, as well as elective credit. There are generous scholarships for students from Pennsylvania.
The RMU campus representative for TWC is Dr. Anthony Moretti. If you are thinking about a semester interning in Washington, D.C. through TWC, you should plan about a year in advance. The deadlines to consider are as follows:
- For a spring semester experience in Washington, D.C., the application deadline is early October. Talk to your academic advisor and Dr. Moretti around registration time during the prior spring semester.
- For a fall semester experience in Washington, D.C., the application deadline is early May. Talk to your academic advisor and Dr. Moretti around registration time during the prior fall semester.