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  • Locations: Washington, D.C., United States;
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: SNC applicants only
  • Program Cost:: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/18/2018
03/19/2018 09/04/2018 12/15/2018
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 10/08/2018 TBA TBA

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Program Description:
Location IconWMI's job is to supercharge what the SNC faculty teach in the classroom. Media is an aspect of almost every career field today, and the WMI semester is designed to help you gain new skills in our digital media age. WMI provides you with a a customized internship and individualized assignments. All coursework is approved and part of the Communication & Media Studies Curriculum at SNC. Students then work four days a week in their internship placement. In the past, students have interned with Al Jazeera America, Siriux XM Radio, The Associated Press, and the Smithsonian National Zoo. WMI works with you to find a customized internship placement that best suits your interests and goals prior to your arrival to D.C. 

Students are expected to have a GPA of 2.5 or above, and cannot be on credit, academic, or disciplinary probation at the time of application, departure, or duration of the program. Note: There is a $75 non-refundable application fee which will be charged to the student's account once they have created an online application. Tuition waiver/exchange benefits cannot be applied to a semester at WMI. 

Academics IconWMI hosts a week long boot camp to ensure students are fully prepared to succeed at their internship placement, and give you the skills necessary to stand-out in today's competitive job market. 
Students complete 12-16 credits that fulfill Media Studies electives during the WMI program. Courses are held once a week, on Fridays, and include site visits and other experiential learning activities which relate to the student's internship experience. Students take the following courses with approval and enroll in WASH 3932:

COME 394 Washington Media Institute Internship
COME 395 Media Entrepreneurship (fulfills LEAD elective in the LEAD minor)
COME 396 Media in Today's Society (fulfills GS5 and C-EI requirement)
COME 397 Politics, Journalism, New Media (may fulfill POLI elective with substitution form)

The internship receives a grade of S/U. The other three course grades are calculated into your SNC GPA and fulfill CMME electives.

Housing IconStudents live in Washington Intern Student Housing in a beautiful building located on Connecticut Avenue in centrally located Woodley Park. Students share a room in apartment style living; private rooms are available at an additional charge. Housing is paid directly to the WMI program and is due before the program start. 

Contact IconFor more information, please contact Ms. Alaina Morales or Dr. Mark Glantz.

Nominate a student, friend, peer, or yourself for this program, and we'll take care of the rest. 

Disclaimer: Program information is subject to change

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Program Reviews:
Spring 2017 Participant
I would recommend this program to others because you get the chance to learn and do an internship in a city that you probably don't know much about or have never been to. You get to meet and network with people that you couldn't have done if you were still on campus. You get a real taste on what life might be like once you graduate from St. Norbert College. The program really prepared me for my future and taught me valuable lessons. For that I am forever grateful. In conclusion, I would totally recommend The Washington Media Institute to students of SNC.

David John Jensen, Spring 2017 Participant
WMI gave me the confidence, experience and connections to feel really good about my chances of landing a job following graduation. The ability to acquire an internship in such an influential city like Washington, D.C. is invaluable, and to have it align with my interests was even better!

Lauren Rose Gantenbein, Fall 2016 Participant
I would recommend this program to others because it allows you to meet new people, have an internship, and live in our nation's capitol. While the academic side of things is often disorganized, the internships they place you in are stellar. Living in DC is a great experience to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. From visiting the White House, having CNN recruiters come in and talk, to a personal tour of the Capitol. The experiences and memories I made in DC were amazing, and the internship and connections I made will help me tremendously in my future career.