The CARTA in D.C. program recruits and places students at internships for an entire semester. Students not only get to work with prestigious organizations, but there are a number of lectures scheduled with Communication professionals, fieldtrips in the city, and workshops.We are currently looking for Spring interns. We’re looking for students interested in being placed in the communications offices of leading D.C. institutions–students with excellent work ethic, professional skills, and motivation. You just need good skills in social media and in all forms of written and oral communication–put your coursework to work for you!
Spanish speaking/writing skills, as well as In Design skills are a plus, but not required. You’ll be eligible for a $3,500 scholarship to cover housing costs, and you’ll take a few online courses as well. You can pay for your semester in D.C. however you normally do–scholarship, financial aid, etc.
We’ll be placing students at these locations and possibly others:
- The Woodrow Wilson International Institute for Scholars
- Young People For
- FIU in DC
- Young Professionals in Foreign Policy
- Be a junior or senior Communication or Journalism + Media undergraduate student or a GSC graduate student (recent alums can apply as well)
- Have a 3.0 minimum GPA
- Be in good standing (academic, personal, and financial)
We are looking for students with any of the following skills:
- Good written and oral communication
- Video Editing
- Web design
- Independent work ethic
There are three easy steps to apply:
- Meet with your academic advisor to ensure that this program will work with your academic progress/plan (does not apply to alumni applicants)
- Complete the online CARTA in DC APPLICATION
- Complete an in-person interview
Once the application has been reviewed and the interview conducted, you will be notified of your acceptance via email with the permission number to register for the associated course.
In an effort to best accommodate the needs of our students and offer the most cost-effective option we can, this program will not offer predetermined housing plans. Instead, students will have the opportunity to make their own housing arrangements in a manner that best suits their budget – be that staying with family, friends, or with a third-party housing provider. You can find a listing of recommended housing providers below.
- Washington Intern Student Housing’s (WISH) Woodley Park – Located in the Northwest
district of Washington, D.C., WISH Woodley Park center offers fully furnished housing
just blocks from the Metro, in a neighborhood with restaurants, cafes and drugstores.
Offers access to events, seminars, and career development workshops
- Washington Intern Student Housing’s (WISH) Campus Hill – Every WISH Row House
property is located in the Historic District on Capitol Hill, within a few minutes’ walk
from the Capitol Building
- The Washing Intern Housing Network – Fully furnished student residences near Capitol
- Cities Housing Solutions – Fully furnished student housing gin the D.C. metro area.
Students can rent an entire apartment, single room, or shared bedroom. Program will
assist students with finding a roommate, and offers options to rent as a group
Eligible students may qualify for a scholarship to offset the cost of housing on a funds available basis.
||Enrique Jimeno is a Broadcast Media major who is interested in digital media and editing. He spent the spring of 2018 working at FIU in D.C. on a number of projects including social media and branding videos for many of the projects in D.C. Previously, he has worked with several organizations and clients on creating and editing films for a variety of projects and films.
||Cristina Melendez is a Digital Media major who has a passion for the entertainment/news industry. She spend the spring of 2018 working as the Outreach and Communications Intern for The Woodrow Wilson Center, where she worked on creating infographics, editing a podcast, and providing social media content for the Latin American Program. Previously, she was the Marketing & New Media Video Intern for FIU and On-Air Talent for Miami Urban Contemporary Experience. After graduating, she started her job as a producer at iHeartMedia.
||Laura Arroyave is a Public Relations major who is interested in social media and generating content for organizations. In spring 2018, she spent the semester working for The Woodrow Wilson Center as the Media Relations Intern. She worked closely on external communications for Wilson Center events, publications, media relations, and online communications. Previously, she helped manage all social media plans for Carnival Corporation & PLC.
||Norhan Elbermawy is a Digital Media major who is interested in media and digital content production. In spring 2018, she worked at The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on graphic and media production to share the research findings of the center’s initiatives externally. She created newsletters, postcards, event posters, and books. Previously, she worked for HIS Professional managing the company’s entire online presence, social media accounts, and YouTube videos.
||Leslie Ovalle is a Journalism major and is interested in telling a compelling story. She is interested in the environment, immigration, and underrepresented communities. She spent the summer as the Communications and Outreach Intern at The Woodrow Wilson Center. She managed and created social media content for the center’s Latin American Program. She worked on photos, videos, and the Argentina Project Podcast. Previously, she was an Audio and Digital Intern for WLRN Public Radio. She recently received a position with NPR in D.C. and will be staying in the city for the rest of 2018.
||Shanise Wallace is a Broadcast media major. She was an intern for the Smithsonian Art & Space Museum Magazine as a web editor. She is very passionate about digital media and storytelling. In order to better engage millennials, Wallace has been working on stories of individuals who have made an impact in aviation history. She is working on the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum’s podcast. Previously, she worked as a Chyron Operator at WSVN Channel & news.
||Sofia Gomez is a Public Relations major interested in writing and agency work, mainly in the hospitality industry. She worked as the Events and Communication Intern for The Woodrow Wilson Center. She worked closely on external communications and logistics for Wilson Center events, publications, and media relations. Previously, she was the Guest Operations Intern for ESPN Wide World of Sport.
||Paula Franco is a Broadcast Media major interested in digital media and creative content. She spent the summer of 2018 working at FIU in D.C. on a number of projects including social media and branding videos for many of the projects in D.C. Previously, she worked as the marketing Intern for NBCUniverso creating social strategies and social media content.