Take the Classroom to Capitol Hill

Experience Your Education in Washington, D.C.

Lander University believes in the philosophy that an education derived solely from textbooks or lectures is not a complete education. To get the most out of your university experience, you must go beyond the classroom walls and into the “real world” to put your newly obtained knowledge and skills into practice.

As the headquarters for numerous governmental, business, industry, media and nonprofit organizations, there is no better experiential learning environment than Washington, D.C. – and the Lander in Washington program can help you get there.

Lander in Washington is affiliated with the prestigious Washington Intern Student Housing (WISH) program, which places academically qualified students in a variety of meaningful, semester-long internships throughout the nation’s Capital.

There is no specific major required to participate, and students who are selected receive WISH internships and premier WISH housing in fully furnished, intern-only locations on Capitol Hill.

And the best part? A semester in Washington, D.C., costs about the same as a semester at Lander University.

In today’s workforce, pairing a college degree with exceptional experiential learning is critical for those who want to stand out when applying for jobs or graduate school. The Lander in Washington/WISH programs are excellent options for students who truly want to get the most out of their college education.

Did You Know?

  • The Lander In Washington and WISH programs take the difficulty out of finding internships and housing so that you can focus your time and energy on your studies and preparing for your experience.
  • Academically qualified students from all majors are encouraged to apply for WISH internships in a variety of governmental and nongovernmental fields.
  • Lander In Washington is an excellent option for students in Lander’s Honors College, which requires a “breakaway” experience, such as an internship or apprenticeship, as part of the Honors curriculum.
  • Participants have opportunities to network with other students from across the nation during WISH-sponsored socials and educational programs.