SIA in Washington

Participate in the Penn State Washington Program!  Offered in Summer and Fall semesters, the program offers full-time internships with Washington-based organizations. Opportunities cover the spectrum of US-government agencies and departments involved with foreign, defense and trade policy, advocacy groups and lobbyists seeking to influence US policy, think-tanks engaged in research across the range of global issues, international monetary and finance institutions, foreign Embassies, and global non-government organizations.   

Penn State’s staff in Washington will work with you to determine your interests and relevant skills, critique materials as you craft your applications, and assist in securing high-quality, engaging internships closely related to your SIA studies.  This will be an opportunity to complete your SIA Capstone requirement.

For more information, please see, and speak with SIA’s Director of Career Services. You can schedule an appointment by contacting him at