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The Citadel in DC

Live, Learn, and Intern on Capitol Hill

Apply for the fall 2022 Citadel in D.C. program

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The Citadel in D.C. program runs year-round with options for spring, summer, or fall internship opportunities!

The Citadel in D.C. Summer Program

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Program Overview

The Citadel in D.C. summer program is a 10-week academic and internship program. Students live in DC, intern at various locations around the city and take an interdisciplinary academic course. Students may earn up to 9 academic credits during the 10-week program; 3 credits academic course; and 3 or 6 credits towards an internship (depending on eligibility and hours).

The Citadel in DC Program is supported by The Citadel Club of Greater Washington, D.C. Our partnership with alumni provides students with the opportunities to engage in their professional development, as well as, shadow and network with alumni and gain valuable career advice.

The Citadel in D.C. summer program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. The program coursework is most relevant for PSCI and INTL majors and minors, but students of varying may be eligible to receive relevant course credit on a case-by-case basis.

If you have any questions about this program, please email us at

Program Details

Summer 2022 Course Offerings: 

  • INTL 465/585: International Policy: Case Study in Contemporary Issues
  • INTL 465/585: National Security Policy
  • INTL 464/600: Intelligence Internship
  • PSCI 499: Internship in Political Science

Summer 2022 Dates: 14 May 2022 - 13 August 2022 (with varying dates for students based on their own internships)

Program Application


The Citadel in D.C. Semester Program

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Program Overview

The Citadel in D.C. semester program gives students the opportunity to experience D.C. during the fall or spring semester while earning 12 credit hours of Citadel coursework and participating in a semester-long full-time internship! Students will take a full course load of INTL courses that will allow for PSCI course substitutions as necessary to fulfill the student's course requirements.

The courses on this program are taught in-person by a Citadel professor and allow students the opportunity to experience D.C. as their classroom.

Program highlights from the spring 2022 semester include visits to: 

  • The U.S. Institute of Peace building to hear from the Vice President of the Africa Center, Dr. Joseph Sany
  • The American Enterprise Institute to tour the facility and hear a briefing from Kathrine Zimmerman, an expert on Salafi-Jihadism 
  • TECRO (Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States)
  • Embassy of Georgia

Program Details

The Citadel in D.C. semester program is part of the Citadel Global Scholars study abroad/study away program model. Students pay their tuition and fees plus a $500 program fee and receive: 

  • Tuition for 12-15 credit hours of coursework
  • Housing in Washington, D.C. 
  • Round-trip flight to and from Washington, D.C. 
  • A metrocard with a monthly allowance

Students will be responsible for their own meals and personal expenses. Fees will be discounted accordingly in order to reflect a meal allowance.

Fall 2022 Course Offerings: 

  • INTL 465 ST: Domestic Terrorism and Extremism: Case Studies in the U.S. and Overseas (3 credit hours)
  • INTL 465 ST: Foreign Policy/Homeland Security in Action (3 credit hours)
  • INTL 465 ST: Global Powers Competition (3 credit hours)
  • INTL 464: Intelligence Internship (3 credit hours)
  • PSCI 499: Internship in Political Science (3 credit hours)

These courses allow for PSCI course substitution as needed; courses are subject to change. 

Fall 2022 Dates: 20 August 2022 - 10 December 2022

Program Application

If you have any questions about this program, please do not hesitate to contact us at

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