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Program Benefits

Participating in the CU in D.C. Program will undoubtedly provide you with invaluable professional experience and with rich personal growth. Benefits of participating in the program include:

  • A competitive edge in today’s challenging job market; the D.C. internship experience will set you apart from other job-seekers and will be a key highlight on your resume
  • The chance to explore career options, to discover your talents and interests, and to make some informed decisions about your future career trajectory
  • The opportunity to make meaningful professional connections, to access experts and mentors, and to secure future references and recommendations
  • Networking opportunities with CU alumni, other university students from around the country, and high-level professionals and officials
  • Greater self-confidence, a strong sense of accomplishment, and personal growth; the chance to challenge yourself and thrive in a new environment
  • Indispensable hands-on professional experience; the chance to apply classroom learning and academic theory to real-life, practical experiences
  • The opportunity to gain new knowledge and hone new skills in your field of interest
  • Living, working, and studying in a vibrant and simulating setting; D.C. is a smart, thought-provoking, and enjoyable city and is a rigorous training ground for young professionals
  • Possible job opportunities; internships often lead to job possibilities
  • A first-hand glimpse and active participation in the inner-workings of some of D.C.’s most interesting agencies, institutions, and organizations
  • Exposure to a professional office environment, powerful and knowledgeable experts, political processes, and high-level hearings and meetings
  • A big-city experience that takes you beyond the familiarity of Colorado and your hometown; spending time in Washington D.C. will give you a broader world view
  • The opportunity to sharpen your critical-thinking and problem-solving skills and to have a transformational learning experience
  • The ability to explore the nation’s capital and to access D.C.’s rich offering of museums, historical sites, restaurants, memorials, and leisure activities
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