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Washington, D.C. Internship Summit Program

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About the Program
The BYU-Idaho Washington DC Internship Summit Program was launched to support BYU-Idaho students wanting to gain internship experience in the Washington DC area. 

Through this program students will have access to affordable housing and be connected with a cohort of other BYU-Idaho interns who will gain experiences being mentored by local alumni and university faculty and administration while in the program. 

Time Frame

The Internship Summit Program Runs Three Cohorts Per Academic Year:
Winter Cohort -  January 1 – April 30

Spring Cohort - May 1 – August 31

Fall Cohort - September 1 – December 31
Application Deadlines
Winter Cohort – December 15

Spring Cohort – April 15

Fall Cohort – August 15

After application deadlines, applicants will be reviewed and invited for an interview.  Successful applicants should know within two weeks of the application deadline whether they have been selected to participate in the program.

Program Costs

Internship Fee
Program Tuition
(total for 4 month semester)

Program tuition costs includes rent for student housing. Rent costs will not be pro-rated or adjusted based upon internship time frames or when a student may wish to begin or end their specific internship. Other costs for food, transportation and entertainment will vary and will be the responsibility of each individual student.

Once accepted to the program, a $1,000 non-refundable deposit is due 30 days before the start of the cohort you were accepted for. The remaining $2,000 program tuition will be due 7 days before the start of the cohort you were accepted to. For example if you are accepted into the Spring 2024 cohort; your $1,000 program tuition deposit will be due on April 1, 2024 with the remaining $2,000 in program tuition due on April 23, 2024.

Students participating in the Washington DC Internship Summit Program may be eligible to receive internship grant funding through the University Financial Aid office.  Additionally, students may opt to use scholarships, FAFSA grants or other loan funding options as qualified.  Students are encouraged to explore funding options through Financial Aid and their declared major department.


Students can apply for the program in one of two ways:
For students who have already secured their internship in the Washington DC area. This group will be given priority for acceptance into the program.
For students who have not yet secured their internship, but are interested in identifying and internship in the Washington DC area. This group may be considered for current or future cohorts once a specific internship has been identified and secured.

Internship Credit

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Internships are approved and managed through individual academic colleges and departments.  Students are required to submit their internship for academic approval through I-Plan and may be required to complete any coursework and activities found in their individual internship course located on their personal I-Learn account.


DC internship housing complex

Students accepted into the Washington DC Internship Summit Program will have access to housing along with the other BYU-Idaho students in the same cohort. Rent costs for housing are included in the Program Tuition fee. Housing is currently only available to single students, no married student housing is available through the program at this time. Students accepted into the program will be expected to follow housing rules and regulations that will be provided to them.