CareerLAB oﬀers NU students the opportunity to live, work, and study in Washington, D.C. for a semester. Students will further develop their professional skills and business acumen for future career success!
Under the supervision of a Norwich professor, all students will complete a 6-credit internship course at 20 hours per week during the 15-week semester. Students round out their full-time coursework online through undergraduate classes, or by substituting NU graduate school (CGCS) classes. Students will live in fully furnished, apartment-style housing, and receive a food and transportation stipend twice per semester, making the tuition and living expenses “same as Norwich” (cost Neutral).
Washington, D.C. oﬀers students the chance to experience a diverse urban culture and the opportunity to immerse themselves in the center of government and corporate leadership. Take in the views from Capitol Hill, jog the National Mall daily and live the young professional lifestyle in our nation’s capital. NU partners with WISH housing to provide furnished apartments located in the heart of D.C.’s historic neighborhoods of Capitol Hill, Chinatown, and Woodley Park. Take advantage of the free and fun WISH programming which includes, ice cream socials, panels with inﬂuential Washington insiders, and tours that include national monuments, the Ford theater, and even the FBI headquarters!
Frequently Asked Questions
In Washington D.C., all Norwich students will live together as a cohort in Washington Student Internship Housing (WISH), an organization that specializes in housing both domestic and international college students. The apartments are fully furnished and include kitchen and laundry facilities. Students will live in a double room with a cohort roommate. WISH housing also provides a wealth of events and programming to all DC students
Wherever you want to! There is no dining program which means you can choose how to spend your Norwich meal stipend to best fit your lifestyle. WISH provides a housing option with kitchen space. You can choose to prepare meals as a group or individually. You take care of your own dietary needs.
Depending upon the program, you will receive a stipend for food and transportation. Changes to amount of stipend will vary with program and year.
Yes. Students can choose to join synchronous courses as an online student, or they can choose to substitute shorter-term, more intense asynchronous CGCS (College of Graduate and Continuing Studies) courses to fulfill their full-time student requirements. All courses must be approved by the student’s Academic Advisor prior to registration. All students will be expected to register for a 6-credit internship course to take part in the program.
Students will work with the NU Career and Internship Center (CIC) staff a full semester in advance to explore career paths and identify internships to apply to, ensure their resume, cover letter and references are in tip top shape before applying, and support students with interview preparation. In some cases, CIC staff may recommend a particular DC employer that other CareerLAB interns have used in the past, or perhaps an alumni networking connect that might be a good fit. Students will be expected to follow a CareerLAB internship search timeline that includes important due dates and expectations.
Yes, these two programs are open to both lifestyles, however, due to visa requirements, international students are not eligible for this program. International student visas require students to have 9 credits of in-person instruction. Students participating in this program take their classes online and their 6-credit internship which will not allow international students to maintain their current visa.
Students must be approved to study away through an approval process led by both the Career and Internship Center and the International Center. Students must demonstrate they meet the academic requirements of a 2.5 GPA, are in good academic standing, do not have any pending financial holds, or pending disciplinary actions.
Students in the Corps are not required to wear their uniform when they study away and may dress in civilian attire. There will be some Corps responsibilities to maintain including the MCV and leadership requirements of cadets in the Corps.
The cost is the same as a semester in Northfield, VT. This means all incidental costs such as books, school supplies, souvenirs, events you choose to attend that are non-Norwich events, etc., are not covered. Transportation in either city can be covered by your food and transportation stipend. You may choose to purchase a day, weekly, or monthly pass for the DC Metro. Both vary in price. However, you may choose what is best for you.
While you are away, you may be expected to use off site medical facilities. How you pay for these services will depend on your health insurance plan. Please make sure you consult with your primary care physician and insurance provider if you have any questions or concerns. Discuss any health concerns with your primary care physician. Understand how you can obtain prescriptions, routine medical care, and how your insurance plan works.
All Norwich students will be required to maintain their health insurance while on a Study Away program. Please review how you can use your plan in your host city (i.e. Urgent Care, In-Network, Out-of-Network). Those who receive ongoing care should have a plan for continuation.