Program Preparation Guidelines: Seniors

Graduation will be here in no time. Now you need to gain the experience to launch your career. The Washington Program can help you search and obtain an internship in Washington DC that accomplishes your goals.

What can I work on now?

  • As a fourth-year student, you may apply for the Washington Program now by clicking the following link and clicking "Apply Now": Application instructions.
  • Meet with your academic advisor. Make sure you have accomplished all of your major requirements (or have a plan to complete them), are in good standing with your college for graduation and know what quarter you will be filing for graduation.
  • Visit the ICC and set up an Aggie Job Link account. Check out jobs/internships, learn tons at a workshop, have your resume and cover letter reviewed, and do a mock interview. (It’s a great way to prepare your resume for our application)
  • Build relationships with supervisors and faculty members. Continue to develop relationships with those who can offer advice regarding where to apply when it comes time to find an internship in DC and can serve as a reference.
  • Think about the future. What types of internships will get you the experience you need for your first full-time job after college or graduate school.
  • Learn about the Washington Program. Go ahead and visit our website, come to an info session, drop by our office, or send us an email. Google search to see what types of internships are available in DC.
  • Think about who would be a good reference. We require you to submit one letter of recommendation. Choose someone who could speak to your academic or professional work.
  • Join our listserv. We send students on our listserv lots of helpful information about new developments with the program, changes in deadlines, and special events. Sign up so that we can let you know the latest and greatest about the Washington Program!
  • Friend us, pin us, and follow us! Check out our LinkedIn, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter pages to learn more about the program, Washington Program participants, and receive all the updates.
  • Have questions about how the Washington Program may affect your graduation plans? Meet with your Dean’s Office to make sure that your graduation plans are approved. Sometimes residency restrictions or credit limits have to be waived, so meeting with them is the best way to make sure that your graduation plans go smoothly!

Attend an Information Session

Meet Washington Program staff and ambassadors! Come join us for a brief overview of the program followed by a Q & A session. For more information on time, date, and room, visit this page

Meet with an Advisor

Our office is in The Grove (formerly Surge III), Room 1350. We welcome you to come in during our drop-in advising hours or email us to schedule an appointment if you have any questions! 

We look forward to meeting you and helping you answer any questions you may have about the program!