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The Washington Fellowship


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Why Join the Fellowship Program?


Offered Every Semester

Worried about graduating on time? Don’t!

The Fellowship is offered in fall, spring, and summer. This helps you complete your credits on time and stay on track for graduation.


Financial Aid & Scholarship

Here’s some great news!

You can use your scholarship and financial aid money towards your Fellowship when you participate in the fall or spring semesters.



Experience historical downtown housing.

In the Fellowship, we place you in student housing in downtown D.C. Here, you’ll room with other LU students.


Metro Cards

Travel is easy.

Get a monthly Metro Card from your Program Coordinator for each month you are in the city.


Networking Opportunities

It’s all in who you know.

While in the Fellowship, you’ll meet several different groups in your field including alumni, young professionals, and important community leaders.


Professional Development

Prepare for your career throughout your time in the Fellowship and beyond.

Our Program Coordinators will coach you on networking skills, writing a cover letter, professional dress, and more!



Get in Touch

Matt Young

Assistant Director of Employer Relations & The Washington Fellowship 

Matt has served in Career Services for four and a half years, serving as Assistant Director for just over three and a half of those years. Along with leading the Employer Relations team, Matt also oversees The Washington Fellowship program, supporting its Placement & Program Coordinator by providing leadership and strategy to grow the valuable internship opportunities students are able to experience in Washington, D.C. A staple program provided to the Liberty community for over a decade, The Washington Fellowship continues to identify emerging opportunities in Washington, not just on Capitol Hill and at The White House and other government sectors, but across all business sectors – including but not limited to IT, cybersecurity, international business, marketing, social media, digital media, communications, ASL, public health, psychology, social work, ministry, and research.

Tracy Janssen 

Program Coordinator for The Washington Fellowship

Tracy is alum of Liberty with her BS: Psychology/Christian Counseling and a MA: Human Services/Executive Leadership. As the Program Coordinator for the Washington Fellowship, Tracy works on networking with employers in the government sector as well as international business, finance, marketing, communications, IT, cybersecurity, ASL, public health, psychology, ministry, and research helping to connect students with internships across several disciplines. With more than 25 years of experience working with and mentoring students, ten years of leadership within the YMCA and restaurant management, she has a heart for people and loves making connections. Her professional experience naturally aids her in networking with businesses and organizations to create opportunities for internships in Washington, D.C.

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