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The Washington Fellowship

Get Ready for the Experience of a Lifetime!

Work in the energetic atmosphere of our nation’s capital through the Washington Fellowship. Experience historical downtown housing, professional development, and networking events while gaining career experience. 

The Washington Fellowship is open to students of all degree programs. This internship opportunity will equip you with the professional skills and experience you need to pursue your career with confidence.

The Application Process

  • Application
    • Apply to the Washington Fellowship through Handshake for the semester you are interested in.
    • Please only apply for one semester initially.
    • Confirm that resume and cover letter are uploaded to your Handshake profile.
    • You may also send resume and cover letter to washington@liberty.edu
  • Preliminary Interview
    • After submitting your application, if you meet the minimum requirements, you will be contacted for your first interview with the Fellowship team. During this interview, you will be asked “get to know you” type questions and have the opportunity to meet with a student who has already completed the program. Be prepared with any questions that you have regarding the program at this time. This interview may be individual or group format.
  • Second Interview
    • The second interview will be a more formal one with the Program Coordinator. This interview will help determine the student’s qualifications and competitiveness to be accepted. Student should come with a list of companies/organizations where they would like to apply for an internship.

Where Our Students Have Worked 

Washington Fellowship FAQs

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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!


Rachel Clottey

“My internship was fantastic! I interned in the office of Congressman Ben Cline. My internship was the perfect time to apply my business major knowledge and engage in financial activities. It was a great opportunity to visit the regulatory offices and tax court. I even got to see the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund! I loved my experience in DC and would definitely recommend the trip to another student. I thank the Washington Fellowship and the office for giving me the opportunity!”

Elizabeth Mathews

"This summer, I interned at Contact Government Services as a Human Resources Intern. My experience was invaluable, as I not only learned technical skills in HR that gave me an application for the concepts I learned in class, but I also was provided with real-life experience in an office setting during my undergraduate career. While there were a lot of things I loved about my time in my internship and the Washington Fellowship, what I liked most was that I had some Liberty community staying in the same hall as me!"

Robert Trevillian

“I interned with Congressman Mike Johnson’s office, and with the Religious Freedom Institute. During my time with both I learned how to both navigate the worlds of the government and NGOs. I how to manage tasks on numerous timelines as well as tackle jobs that were not always in the description (I once I had to retrieve a co-worker’s shoe from three buildings down.) As for my favorite part of the whole experience, I loved being able to do different things in DC and was even able to sit in on a Supreme Court case. I also want to say that I and my family are extremely grateful for the housing scholarship. It means a lot that someone was so generous. Beyond the financial relief it is splendid seeing God work in the hearts and minds of all kinds of people and that they are willing to use whatever God calls to further His kingdom.”

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Get in Touch

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.

washington@liberty.edu | (434) 592-5526

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