Check out the student blogs for the Spring 2013 (http://redwhitedukes.blogspot.com/), Fall 2012 (http://jmuwsfall12.blogspot.com/), Fall 2011 (http://jmuwashsemfall2011.blogspot.com/) and for the Spring 2012 programs (http://jmudcchillin.blogspot.com/).
The Washington Semester program enables students to explore the wealth of political and cultural opportunities available in the Washington, D.C. area. The program includes semester-length internships, courses taught on-site, panel discussions by people in various professions, cultural activities, and networking opportunities with JMU alumni working in the DC area. To read an article about the Washington Semester written by a JMU alumnus, go here: http://www.jmu.edu/bethechange/stories/washington-semester.shtml. Recent internship placements can be found here.
This program is open to all majors and is offered every semester. Students not majoring in political science, international affairs, or public administration should consult with their departments about how the internship and coursework fits their academic plans; some departments may be willing to arrange course substitutions. The fall semester will focus on U.S. politics while the spring semester will focus on global affairs. Click on the appropriate link below to see a description of each program:
Application Deadlines for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014
To apply, please go to http://jmu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0TG81yremFXppOZ.
Interested in participating in this program? Contact:
Dr. David Jones, Program Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).