Image of the Tempietto in Kogan Plaza during cherry blossom season

Before You Can Run the World, You Have to Learn How the World Runs

You don't need to be a math major to know that 12,000 internship opportunities for 10,000 GW undergraduate students are pretty solid odds.

In fact, more than 90 percent of all GW undergraduates and thousands of our graduate students have at least one internship or other hands-on learning experience before they graduate. And these internships are anything but typical. Not only do our students do real work as interns, but they use what they’ve learned in the classroom to actively help solve some of the most important issues of our time. This firsthand experience enriches their GW education while opening doors for full-time employment opportunities after graduation.

And judging from their work, it's pretty clear that GW students are adept at entering these doors to the working world's upper echelons. 

Intern at the Smithsonian

Follow GW graduate student, Lindsey Pitman, during her Federal Work Study at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in the Insect Zoo and Butterfly Pavilion.