All second-year Associates in the CIVICUS Living and Learning Program participate in a Capstone Internship for academic credit. A variety of internship opportunities are available on and off campus to match each student's interests and schedule. For many students, the CIVICUS Capstone Internship sets the foundation for future professional opportunities. The CIVICUS alumni community plays an active role in helping current students network with professional mentors.

In addition to completing the internship experience, students take a class that helps them integrate what they are learning in the professional environment.  Students craft resumes and cover letters, perfect professional interviewing skills, and practice business and dining etiquette.

Sites for CIVICUS Capstone Internships have included:

  • The White House
  • The Department of Justice
  • The Democratic National Committee
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Capitol Hill Representatives and Senators
  • College Park Academy
  • The DC Office of the Public Defender
  • University of Maryland Study of Terrorism and Reponses to Terrorism 
  • DC Public Schools' Urban Education Leaders Internship Program
  • Jewish Women Magazine
  • Street Sense
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center


  • USA Today
  • Make A Wish Foundation
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
  • The Kane Show, Hot 99.5 FM, Clear Channel Communication
  • American Heart Association
  • International Child Art Foundation
  • One World Youth Project
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America
  • Women for Women International
  • America Reads*America Counts
  • Common Ground Multicultural Dialogue Program


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02/02/2018 - 2:36 pm