Career Corner

Professor Michael Rodriguez talks on Washington Internship

Are you interested in a unique internship outside of New Jersey? Are you ready to get hands on experience for your prospective career? Then you might be interested in Stockton’s Washington Internship program!

“A Washington internship can ‘super-charge’ a student’s career prospects by gaining invaluable professional experience in the nation’s capital,” said Professor Michael Rodriguez, coordinator of the Washington Internship program.

According to Rodriguez, internships are available to all majors, and students who are accepted will be placed into area that is of interest to them. “Internships are available in government, the non-profit and for-profit sectors, community-based organizations, media outlets, arts institutions, public health organizations, and advocacy and research organizations,” said Rodriguez.

“A semester in Washington is comparable to an on-campus semester in terms of costs and earned academic credits (16),” said Rodriguez. Students can use their financial aid for the program, and Stockton provides an additional $800 stipend to student interns, “to help defray the costs of living in DC,” said Rodriguez.

“Stockton is the only institution affiliated with the Washington Center that receives a $2,550 discount off the housing fee,” said Rodriguez. The housing is a fully furnished apartment complex provided by the Washington Center, which houses 4 interns per apartment, and also features amenities like a fitness center and multi-purpose rooms.

Washington internships are a great way to gain experience, no matter your major or career goals. By making important connections and developing professional skills, you may land a future job.

“Stockton has hundreds of alumni who live and work in the DC metropolitan area. Many of them trace their career back to that pivotal semester in which they undertook an internship in Washington, DC,” said Rodriguez.

Any students interested in learning more about the Washington Internship Program should contact Michael S. Rodriguez, Professor of Political Science, at