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All students in the BSIW Program are placed in a full-time internship in the Washington, DC metropolitan area through the combined efforts of the student and the Stanford in Washington staff.

Internship Placement Process

In your application to the Bing Stanford in Washington Program you will outline your internship preferences. During the quarter before you come to Washington, you will meet on campus with the Director to discuss your upcoming internship placement. Once you have come to a consensus on the goals for your quarter in Washington, the Director and the Assistant Director will work with you on arranging an internship. This is a combined effort and you may be asked to provide us with writing samples, updated transcripts and resumes, and other information, in addition to being prepared for interviews throughout the process. We cannot guarantee any specific placement; however, we will work as hard as possible to find you the best possible internship given your interests.

The internship locations listed on our site are merely a sample of places that Stanford students have interned in the past.  Once we discuss your goals for your time in Washington our staff works to place you in an internship that will meet your individual goals.  We expand our list of internship locations every quarter.

White House and Department of State Internships

Please note that some internship applications deadlines such as those for positions at the White House and the Department of State may fall before the BSIW Program's application deadline. If you are interested in an intership with one of those organizations, you must meet all application deadlines for that internship, in addition to completing the BSIW Program application on time. The BSIW Program is unable to place students directly at the Department of State or the White House, students must apply separately.