Washington Internship Institute: A Joint Program with Daemen College

How would you have liked to have started your semester by attending the Presidential Inauguration and a pizza party afterwards at the WII offices, meeting former Vice President Al Gore's Chief of Staff, Roy Neel, and former chief speechwriter for former President George W. Bush, John McConnell, at the WII orientation? 

The Washington Internship Institute is a Fall and Spring internship in Washington, DC.  Internships in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors offer practical experience for all majors. The WII program is a semester long opportunity, primarily situated within an organization, that supports the academic career interest of the student.  In addition, two courses are taught in a classroom setting.  Students participating in the WII program receive 15 academic credits.

Academic tracks include:

  • Environmental Law and Policy Studies
  • Global Health Policy Studies
  • Global Women's Leadership Development
  • Inside Washington: Politics & Policy
  • International and Foreign Policy Studies

Call Mr. Lamark Shaw, Assistant Director, Career Services at (716) 839-8334, or email lshaw2@daemen.edu or visit www.wiidc.org for more information.

Read Daemen College student Emily Kraft's blog post about what she has learned from her internship at the Smithsonian. 

Washington Internship Institute (WII) Registration Instructions 

Fall 2014 registration deadline:  August 1, 2014
Spring 2015 registration deadline:   November 14, 2014

Daemen students inducted into the following Honor Societies may be eligible for a $500 merit-based scholarship.

  • Lambda Iota Tau (English & Foreign Languages)
  • Psi Chi (Psychology)
  • Sigma Beta Delta (Accounting & Business Administration)
  • Sigma Theta Tau (Nursing)

 

   

 

 

World of Opportunity Wizard

Wow! Daemen students & faculty travel abroad during the inter-semester break!

Faculty accompanied students to Mexico City and Cuernavaca for the January inter-semester term.

Start Your Journey Now Close

Student Profiles

Peter Loney

Peter - Accounting

Accounting

Read Full Profile

"I think one of the most crucial aspects of the Daemen curriculum is the required internship. I was an accounting intern for both a private health care company and a certified public accounting firm. I was able to apply lessons learned in the classroom to real business situations. When my internships were over, each company offered me a full-time position."