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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.

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How do i earn credit
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.

  • Six credits may be earned from two classes taught on site:1. PO 358: Foreign Policy Making in Washington (3 credits)

    2. ART 382: Power & Presentation: The Arts of Public Washington (3 credits)

How do i earn credit1
How Do I Earn Credit?

  • Students may earn 1 - 3 credits from a series of “D.C. Seminars” offered throughout the semester. These courses, each one credit, are taught by visiting Butler & Centre College professors and include “field trips.”

Classes right in the basement of yourapartment!

Fall 2013 short seminars
Fall 2013 Short Seminars

  • Journalism, Citizens and Democracy

  • TBD – presented by Butler

  • TBD – presented by Centre College

E previous short seminars
EPrevious Short Seminars

  • Political Polling

  • Political Humor

  • Baseball in the District

  • Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address

  • Journalism, Citizenship and Democracy

  • The History and Politics of the Holocaust Museum

  • Applied Optics and Photography

  • Immigration, Culture, & National Identity

  • Black Farmers vs. the Department of Agriculture: Unpacking the Pigford Case

Where may i intern
Where May I Intern?

  • Our coordinator in D.C., Ivo Spalatin, is a veteran of international and political affairs. Mr. Spalatin works with students to place each student in an individually designed internship based on the student’s academic interests and work experience.

Ivo Spalatin, left, with fall 2012 interns at the FDR Memorial

Where may i intern1
Where May I Intern?

Boeing Company

Food & Drug Administration

Fox News

Library of Congress

Make-A-Wish Foundation

MSNBC (Chris Matthew's Hardball Program)

Smithsonian Associates

United States Telecom Association

Washington Sports & Entertainment

(Mystics, Wizards, Capitols)

The White House (Public Affairs)


Department of Justice

Department of State

UN Foundation

Speaker of the House Office

Matt Kasper & Josh Slusher at the S. Korean State Visit at the White House

Spring 2013 internships
Spring 2013 Internships

  • Best Kids

  • The Weekly Standard

  • Offices of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia (2 interns)

  • Development & Training Services

  • Shared Hope International

Fall 2012 internships
Fall 2012 Internships

  • American Civil Liberties Union

  • House Budget Committee under the Chairmanship of Paul Ryan

  • White House Office of Presidential Correspondence

  • Feminist Majority Foundation

  • The Ponds Law Firm

  • National Geographic Magazine

  • So Others May Eat

  • Offices of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Spring 2012 internships
Spring 2012 Internships

  • Merrill Lynch

  • Emily’s List

  • Office of the International Rescue Committee

  • Newseum

  • Linder & Associates

  • American Civil Liberties Union

  • Alliance for Retired Seniors

  • Senate Foreign Relations Committee

  • American Federation of Teachers

  • Senator Richard Lugar’s office

House Budget Committee

Dick Lugar’s office

US Agency for International Development

Office of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand


Kyle inskeep 12 dc internship alumni
Kyle Inskeep, ‘12, DC Internship Alumni

  • Washington DC Program Fall 2011 Internship: Congressional Black Caucus

  • August 2012 – named recipient of the NBC News’ Tim Russert Fellowship

    • one year salaried position in the network’s Washington D.C. bureau

    • Will start with Meet the Press

What is living in d c like
What is Living in D.C. Like?

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

Adams morgan
Adams Morgan

One of Largest night life areas in D.C.

Right around the corner from apartment!

Tons of restaurants and coffee shops!

Dupont circle
Dupont Circle

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!

Great nightlife!

Home of Georgetown University, great shopping, and Georgetown Cupcake (featured on TLC)

Chinatown gallery place
Chinatown/Gallery Place

Wizards and Georgetown play at the Verizon Center!

What is living in the w i s h woodley park center like
What is Living in the W.I.S.H Woodley Park Center Like?

  • Upscale Neighborhood

  • Safe and Clean

  • Secure Building

  • A Block away from the National Zoo (free!)

  • A Block away from metro stop

  • Woodley Park provides great opportunity to meet students from schools all over the U.S.

  • Central location to many attractions!

  • Spacious apartments!

  • Free laundry facilities!

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What is Living in the W.I.S.H. Woodley Park Center Like?

  • Mostly 3 bedroom apartments

    • Full kitchen (including dishwasher!)

    • 2 bathrooms

    • Fully furnished, including cable TV

Butler students attend inauguration jeff stanich asst news editor
Butler students attend inaugurationJeff Stanich | Asst. News Editor

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.

How do i apply
How Do I Apply?

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!!

How do i apply1
How Do I Apply?


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

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How Do I Apply?

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. .

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How Do I Apply?

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, 2013 Applications due to the CHASE Office

March 20-21, 2013 Interviews with Ivo Spalatin

March 25, 2013 Acceptance letters sent

April 8, 2013 Intent to enroll due

June – August (approx.) Internship search and placement with Ivo

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