It’s that time of year again, summer internship applications and acceptances are well underway. Have you thought about what your plans to better yourself and your career will be this summer? If you haven’t started thinking about it, I highly suggest that you start planning and focusing on this summer right away.
Internships are highly competitive and do wonders for your resume, as well as initiate personal growth. Every summer some 30,000 interns travel to Washington, D.C., to involved themselves in politics, extracurriculars, and experiencing the culture that DC has to offer. You could be next.
Below are the top reasons to intern in Washington, DC:
1) It’s An Adventure
If you are anything like me, you love to travel and experiencing new things. While traveling is fascinating and an incredible experience, I also absolutely love the history and legacy of the United States, which is felt ever-so-strongly in the heart of our nation’s capitol. Every day brings something new. There is always a free intern lunch somewhere to be found, a networking event to attend, a conference to learn new things at, a monument to see, and people to meet. Whether it is going to work every morning in the heart of the city or spending a weekend relaxing in Georgetown, the scenery will never disappoint.
2) Networking Opportunities
The networking opportunities are unparalleled in Washington, DC. Internships really stress the importance of networking through your time as an undergrad in college, but you will not realize that full effect of your networking progress until months after your completed internship. At least I did not! I went to DC for an internship that I would not have originally picked as my first choice, but I am incredibly grateful for it because, not only did it exceed all my expectations, I now have a vast network of people and organizations all throughout the country that I can reach out to when I graduate with my undergraduate degree.