Summer 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.

The Baylor University Washington Internship Program has been administered by the Department of Political Science for over 30 years. During that time, hundreds of students have performed internships in Washington, D.C. and received academic credit for their work. Students develop practical knowledge by working full time at the organization or government office of their choice.

Baylor students interested in pursuing a summer internship in Washington, D.C. have the unique opportunity to utilize the strong, ever-growing Baylor network in our nation's capital in their internship search.


Summer Internship Indication of Interest Form

All students seeking a summer internship in Washington, D.C. are encouraged to fill out this form to ensure inclusion in all Baylor summer events and programs. Any students seeking consideration for placement in one of Baylor's partner offices (when available) or consideration for a scholarship or travel stipend must fill out this form.

Students are responsible for securing their internship(s) in Washington, D.C. Filling out this form does not guarantee an internship.

Click HERE to complete our summer internship indication of interest form. The form will allow you to:

  • Receive automatic consideration for one of the available $500 travel stipends and the Frank W. Mayborn Scholarship, which assists in defraying costs associated with summer tuition for PSC 3392 and your internship experience in Washington, D.C. (form DUE by 11:59PM on April 3, 2018 to be considered for this award)
  • Have your application reviewed by the Washington D.C. Initiative Committee, which works exclusively to develop relationships in and around the District to, in large part, help increase student internship opportunities.
  • Indicate your desire to connect with Baylor Alumni in Washington, D.C. through the Baylor Mentor Network.
  • Indicate your desire to enroll in PSC 3392 to receive course credit for your summer internship.
  • Ensure that you will be included in all Baylor events in Washington, D.C., including the Poage-Mayborn Seminar and the Nationals Baseball Game.

Students do not have to secure their internship through Baylor connections to be eligible to apply for the travel stipends and scholarships, be paired with a mentor, enroll in PSC 3392 for course credit, or participate in the Baylor summer events. These opportunities are open to all Baylor undergraduate students working in an internship in Washington, D.C. during the summer.