Second Round Applications for Spring 2023 are now open!

Come spend your spring quarter at Stanford in Washington! Students engage in substantive internship placements in government and non-governmental organizations. Past students have interned in Congress, think tanks, government agencies, non-profits, and more. 

Have a fun, exciting quarter exploring a new city and experiencing all that Washington DC has to offer. 

Second round Spring 2023 applications are due January 16, 2023. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so consider submitting them early.  

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Summer Housing

The Bass Center will be closed during Summer 2023 for a building construction project and will not be available for housing. 

Stanford in Washington alumna Tiana Epps-Johnson introduces President Barack Obama at Stanford on April 21, 2022. Tiana highlighted her time at SIW and her internship at the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights. 

Why Washington?

  • Small, unique classes
  • Industry expert faculty
  • Meet your academic requirements
  • Enjoy culture and history in Washington, D.C.
  • Substantive internships and hands-on research 
  • Experience city life in Washington, D.C.

Students are individually placed in a substantive internship that enables them to work closely with individuals in Washington's wide range of governmental, non-governmental, and cultural organizations. Students also enroll in seminars taught by Stanford faculty and national policy experts.