Salt Lake Community College is offering students a chance to learn and work in the nation’s capital.
Washington D.C. internships are for students who are looking to go into an internship while finishing their degree. This internship caters to many interests, with programs in politics, the FBI, art history or aeronautics.
Peggy Hoffman, the Student Life and Leadership Office director, explains how students will be able to gain valuable experience without worrying about cost.
“We have access to spots in a house that we co-rent with Utah State [University], and this is how we fund our housing for the students,” says Hoffman. “If it’s an unpaid internship, they can get funds to help with housing and student living, but if it’s a paid internship they are able to pay for things on their own.”
Hoffman says each student will receive nine intern credits to ensure the best experience.
“We also provide the interns with guidance and a list of programs to choose from, but the ownership of the internship is on the student,” says Peggy Hoffman, the Student Life and Leadership Office director.
It is recommended to sign up for the internship early to ensure a spot, as some of the summer spots are filled as early as December. To be considered for the internship, a student needs the following:
- A competitive GPA.
- A letter that outlines the areas or agencies to contact.
- Two letters of recommendation:
- One letter from a current professor describing the student’s ability to complete this internship successfully.
- One letter from an employer outlining the student’s work skills.
- A current resume showing skills and employment history.
- A two-to-three-page paper.
Hoffman hopes that more students will apply and become interested in this internship. For more information, call Hoffman at 801-957-4577 or visit the Washington D.C. internships section on the SLCC website.