The Citadel in DC Program Overview
A 10-week program
George Washington University
The Citadel in DC is a 10-week program based at George Washington University from June 3rd - August 12th. The experience involves living and interning in the city and cross-curricular course with Washington, DC as the living classroom. Student will earn 6 credit hours.
Past Internships Include:
- Congressional Intern with Senator Tim Scott
- DC Metropolitan Police
- Department of Homeland Security
- North America National Industrial Sand Association
- Pentafit - Corporate Wellness
- The Office of The Provost Marshall
The academic/interdisciplinary seminar focuses on how we assess, analyze, articulate, and act upon visual information. Using a combination of online and in-person exercises at on-site locations such as museums and intelligence institutions, students will sharpen visual perception, intelligence gathering, risk assessment, critical/creative thinking, and communication skills from both the Fine Arts and Criminal Justice perspectives. Assignments will include weekly short posts and more in-depth projects.
All majors are accepted for The Citadel in DC program. Students currently enrolled for Summer 2017 include Business, Political Science, Criminal Justice, Humanities, and Computer Science.
The Citadel Club of D.C.
The Citadel Club of DC (and several graduates not affiliated with the club) offer a variety of support. The CCGW hosts a kick-off dinner to welcome students to the city. Students are partnered with an alumni mentor and many engaged in professional development opportunities both with mentors and independently.
Living in the City
Program and spontaneous visits included (but were not limited to): Mt. Vernon, numerous art exhibits and monuments, The Citadel in DC Professional Panel, a Washington Nationals game, The CIA Headquarters, The White House, and a Senate tour.
Value To Cadets
The program will positively impact students in a large variety of ways. Students gained the type of confidence and professionalism needed to be competitive in large employment markets like DC. One alumni of the 2016 program is now working full-time in DC and several others have applied for competitive internship with the CIA, Dept. of State, and the DHS.
Several direct quotes from students in 2016:
- “The program had a positive effect on me overall. It really got me out of my Citadel comfort zone.”
- “The internships were great. I have become more confident, specifically in front of people.”
- “My internship was the best thing I’ve ever done. I wish I’d done it sooner. Colin Hicks was a great mentor.”
- “My mentor and my experience (and) bonding with my fellow interns was priceless.”
- I was able to “learn what I’m good at” [and learn about areas for growth].
- “My mentor has helped teach me the ropes at my internship and has set up connections for networking. He has even helped pay for groceries!”
- [I have made] “Lifelong connections” and “Self-discovery.”
For information regarding payment of fees, check Lesesne Gateway. For issues contact Mr. Ward Logan, Director, Financial Services (firstname.lastname@example.org) O: 843-953-5254
ITEMS TO CONSIDER FOR PACKING:
- Professional business attire. DC is a more formal city, when in doubt, wear a dark blazer!
- Suits (blazer, dress shirt, dress pants, skirts, ties, shoes and socks, flats, heels, professional looking bag) / Business causal (nice button down, khakis, pencil skirts, tie, blouse)
- Comfortable shoes for commuting to and from work (change into nice shoes during work. You will be doing a lot of walking in the city, comfort is key)
- Causal, but appropriate, weekend and school attire **Comfortable shoes for walking**
- Bedding (twin size sheets, pillow and blankets)
- Toiletries / Towels
- Basic cooking items for kitchenette: Pots and pan / silverware / cups
- Laundry Detergent
- Laptops, school supplies for class, Portfolio for internships