Internship opportunities for CUNY students extend beyond the borders of New York City and State. CUNY offers its own summer internship program in the nation’s capital. The CUNY Washington, D.C. Internship Program runs from early June to the end of July. Since the summer of 2000, the program has been coordinated by the Edward T. Rogowsky Internship Program office. The recruitment, selection and placement of Washington interns are undertaken by the Program office, along with faculty members from CUNY’s senior colleges. It is a highly competitive and intensive program that offers CUNY students the opportunity to work in the offices of U.S. representatives and senators, congressional committees, federal agencies and at a variety of national and international non-governmental organizations. CUNY Washington, D.C. Internship students work full time at their placements and are provided with an award to offset¬† living costs. CUNY also covers housing costs. In addition to their office responsibilities, interns fulfill the academic requirements associated with the program by maintaining a journal of their daily experiences, submitting written reports to their Washington sponsors, attending weekly colloquia that feature prominent members of the Washington D.C. community, writing reaction papers to those colloquia and producing major research papers for evaluation by the faculty at their home campuses.


  • Applications are available now. General On-Campus Deadline is March 8, 2017. (Earlier Deadline may apply-check with your Campus Faculty Coordinator)
  • Students will receive $2,000.
  • Students live and work in Washington, D.C.
  • CUNY covers housing costs and provides an award.
  • Students attend weekly colloquia and perform written work for campus faculty. All majors may apply.
  • Students must carry a minimum 3.2 GPA.