Washington D.C. Learning Program. Fall 2012 Group of Interns. How Do I Earn Credit?. In a program that consists of coursework and interning, students are able to earn up to 20 Butler University credits.
Washington D.C. Learning Program
2. ART 382: Power & Presentation: The Arts of Public Washington (3 credits)
Classes right in the basement of yourapartment!
Ivo Spalatin, left, with fall 2012 interns at the FDR Memorial
Food & Drug Administration
Library of Congress
MSNBC (Chris Matthew's Hardball Program)
United States Telecom Association
Washington Sports & Entertainment
(Mystics, Wizards, Capitols)
The White House (Public Affairs)
Department of Justice
Department of State
Speaker of the House Office
Matt Kasper & Josh Slusher at the S. Korean State Visit at the White House
House Budget Committee
Dick Lugar’s office
US Agency for International Development
Office of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
Connecticut Ave – your street!
Everywhere you go - open air ethnic restaurants!
Ride the Metro for all your transportation! Safe! Clean!
Connecticut Avenue from the top of the Mariott
One of Largest night life areas in D.C.
Right around the corner from apartment!
Tons of restaurants and coffee shops!
Nearby metro stop
Full of small boutique stores, great places to eat, and cozy coffee shops!
And the circle is one of the best places to people watch!
Another nearby neighborhood!
Home of Georgetown University, great shopping, and Georgetown Cupcake (featured on TLC)
Wizards and Georgetown play at the Verizon Center!
Photo courtesy of Ryan Lovelace
“Butler University students spending a semester in Washington, D.C., had the opportunity to attend Barack Obama’s inauguration for his second term as president.
Described as a once-in-a-lifetime experience, the students said it was amazing to witness such a largely-attended event.
Some of the students were able to obtain tickets that allowed them to sit closer to the president.
Junior Jimmy Schwabe said in an email students arrived nearly five hours before the event as part of the largest amount of people he has ever seen.
“The opportunity to witness the president of our country address the nation in person was an amazing experience,” Schwabe said. “The emotion and the energy in the air was indescribable.”
Schwabe said he had no idea what to expect when we woke up that morning, but once it started, he realized it was a day he would remember for the rest of his life.
“People from different parties, races and genders were united together under the belief that America is coming back,” Schwabe said.
Junior Leslie Cyranowski said she was glad she had the opportunity to be within 150 seats of the Capitol.
“I probably won’t have the chance to attend the inauguration again,” Cyranowski said, “especially being so close.”
Schwabe said, for him, Obama’s most memorable line was when he said, “For history tells us that, while these truths may be self-evident, they have never been self-executing.”
“Although we have political divide at times in our country,” Schwabe said, “we can band together under the beliefs, principles and goals put forth by our leader.”
Current students interning in Washington, D.C,
are invited to join the Butler University
Washington, D.C. Alumni Chapter for an
afternoon of Butler basketball!
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Noon-1:30 a.m. • Pre-game gatheringThe Tonic Foggy Bottom
2 p.m. • Butler vs. George Washington Charles E. Smith CenterDon’t miss a great opportunity to mix and mingle with alumni, parents and friends as they join together to welcome you to the Washington, D.C. area.
1. Meet with your advisor, and decide which semester would be best for you.
2. Contact Dr. Morrel in JH 153, the CHASE Office, with the following information: which semester you plan on going to D.C., your advisor, your expected graduation date and your major.3. Attend a DC Program Informational Meeting!!
THE REMAINING STEPS SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN UNTIL YOU KNOW FOR CERTAIN WHEN YOU’RE APPLYING.
1. Apply to the DC program the semester prior to the one you will spend in DC. (Or two semesters if you’ll be studying abroad.)
The DC Program application consists of:
Application for AdmissionEmployer RecommendationFaculty RecommendationResumePersonal Statement
2. Attend one of the DC Program informational meetings the semester prior to the one you want to spend in DC-even if you have already been to one.
3. Make an appointment with Ivo Spalatin. You MUST meet with Mr. Spalatin in order to be considered for the DC Program. .
4. Submit an application package by the deadline to the D.C. Program office.
5. Meet with Ivo Spalatin.
6. Check your mail and email to find out if you have been accepted into the DC Program. Letters are usually mailed one week after interviewing with Ivo Spalatin.
March 1, 2013Applications due to the CHASE Office
March 20-21, 2013Interviews with Ivo Spalatin
March 25, 2013Acceptance letters sent
April 8, 2013Intent to enroll due
June – August(approx.)Internship search and placement with Ivo