Washington DC Placement Program

Spend your summer break studying and interning in Washington DC!

Register below for our Information Session!

Offered in the Australian summer break (January to March), the Washington DC Placement Program offers an unrivalled opportunity to live, study and work in the seat of American power and witness first-hand the workings of the US government.

Students at Capitol Hill, Washington DC
Capitol Hill, Washington DC

Undergraduate Students from the University of Western Australia, the University of Sydney Business School and for the first time students from the Faculty of Arts at the University of Sydney are eligible for the nine-week placement program.

You will:

  • Gain invaluable international experience
  • Learn about the intricacies of American business, politics and culture
  • Network with business and government leaders
  • Receive credit towards your degree
  • Complement your studies through a professional placement

You will complete three compulsory units of study and receive 18 credit points towards your degree. To complement your study, you will complete a professional placement in a leading organisation, which includes placements in congresional offices on Capitol Hill, in think tanks and local government.

Students will travel with a member of staff for the first two weeks of the program who will provide program and internship support.

The Washington DC Placement Program was developed in 2011 by the US Studies Centre in partnership with the University of California Washington Center (UCDC). The program is offered to University of Western Australia students through a partnership between the US Studies Centre and the Perth USAsia Centre at the University of Western Australia.

Register now of our Information Session

University of Sydney Faculty of Arts students
Monday 7 August, 12.00-1.00pm
USSC Boardroom, Institute Building H03
Please register here

University of Sydney Business School students
Wednesday 2 August, 12.00-1.00pm
Abercrombie Building, LT 1050
Please register here