Summer 2015 Philanthropy & Voluntary Service program in Washington, DC.

Looking for a way to make a difference? Come to Washington, DC and have an impact this summer! 

LIVE in the heart of Washington, DC, the city that attracts as many as 40,000 interns a year.

You will live just blocks from the national monuments, State Department and White House on the campus of George Washington University. Fully furnished housing and roommate matching are provided as part of our comprehensive program.

LEARN what it takes to be an effective leader through academic coursework and professional development opportunities.

Our unique curriculum is designed to complement your DC experience with upper-level courses.Earn 3 to 9 academic credits through courses accredited by George Mason University and taught by top rated faculty from GMU and other prestigious universities.

Outside of class, you will experience the following leadership and professional development activities:

  • Guest Lecture Series featuring Public Policy Experts, Humanitarians & Philanthropists
  • Mentor Program with DC Professionals
  • Professional Development Seminars
  • Roundtable Discussions & Networking Receptions
  • Behind-the-Scene Briefings at Key Washington Institutions

INTERN with a nonprofit organization and work on the front-lines to solving local and national issues.

You are guaranteed an internship placement. We have been creating academic internship experiences for over 40 years and work with local and national nonprofit organizations across all issue areas including education, environment, healthcare, homelessness/hunger, women’s issues and more. Our staff works closely with you to find the best internship match for your interests and qualifications.

SERVE the greater DC community through service projects and fundraising events.

Take part in hands-on service projects mentoring at-risk youth, revitalizing urban green spaces, tackling public health issues and much more. In addition to direct service, you’ll get to impact the community through a student-led grant process: plan fundraisers to raise money for a local charity of your selection.



It’s not too early to make plans for the summer! Visit www.DCinternships/ to begin an online application today. Students are encouraged to apply by the priority deadline of February 10 in order to receive priority admissions and scholarship consideration.

**Bonner students automatically receive special scholarship consideration, given their demonstrated commitment to service!

We award more scholarship funding than any other DC program and strive to make the programs accessible and affordable to the best and brightest students regardless of financial status. Scholarships are awarded based on need and merit with over 70% of students receiving aid.

Questions may be directed to IPVS Program Manager Jesse Schaefer, at or 202.986.0384.