Washington D.C. Internship Program
Patrick Flavin, Ph.D
Director, Washington Internship Program
The world is full of exciting and fabulous cities, but no city can rival Washington, D.C. in the variety of opportunities it offers to students. Whether a student is committed to a career in government and politics or simply wishes to gain an understanding of the workings of the American governmental system, Washington, D.C. provides an exposure to key people, ideas, and institutions that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. For more than twenty years, Baylor students have been learning through internship placements in Washington, D.C. Many of the hundreds of Baylor graduates who visited Washington as interns have chosen to stay there and build their careers.
The Baylor University Washington Internship Program has benefited from a large number of supporters. First, of course, the university itself has generously provided key financial and logistical support for the program. The Department of Political Science, the home of the Washington Internship Program, has provided much needed support of every variety. The numerous Baylor alumni living and working in Washington, D.C., also have been longstanding supporters and contributors to the growth of our program. The work of the Baylor Women's Council of Washington, D.C., in establishing our highly successful Baylor Buddies mentoring program stands as a case in point. Finally, the program simply would not exist without the generosity of Ms. Sue Mayborn and the Mayborn Foundation of Temple, Texas. Mrs. Mayborn's endowment of the program has ensured that it will continue to benefit Baylor students for many years to come.
As you look through our website, I believe you will capture some of the enthusiasm that our students experience while they intern in Washington. If you have any questions or comments about our program or this website, please do not hesitate to contact me.