Washington D.C. Professional Enrichment Academy


Washington D.C. Professional Enrichment Academy

About the Program

Every summer, students from the University of Nebraska arrive in Washington, D.C. to start their summer internships. To encourage their success, we've launched the D.C. Professional Enrichment Academy—a free, value-added program that meets once a week in the evening and connects students with prominent DC alumni and each other. Guest speakers cover topics such as "Policymaking in Congress" and "The News Media in American Democracy."

Through the program, students will benefit from thoughtful mentoring and programming, expand their network, and learn to transition from college into their professional careers. All current University of Nebraska students interning in Washington, D.C. during the summer are eligible, including students from all four campuses and from any major or discipline. You can also register to receive academic credit for participating.

To learn more about the academic component of the program, click here. If you are considering an internship in Washington, D.C., please explore the resources available throughout the site. Applications for Summer 2021 will begin being accepted February 1, 2021. Please check back for more information.

For more information, please email DCintern@nebraska.edu or contact the following DC Enrichment Academy Career Coach on your campus:

UNK: Aaron Estes • Academic and Career Services • (308) 865-8501
UNL: Mallory Wallace • Career Services • (402) 472-5676
UNMC: Brenda Nickol • College of Public Health Career Services • (402) 552-7226
UNO: Academic and Career Development Center • unoacdc@unomaha.edu • (402) 554-2973