UMD: A Globally Connected University

Apply now to Global Semester in Washington D.C.

Apply now to Global Semester in Washington D.C.

Want college credit for a Washington internship?  Interested in global issues?  Intrigued by the idea of international public service?

Apply now to Global Semester in Washington D.C. or the Federal Semester Program!  Apply by April 6 for first round consideration!

Join a lively, engaged and motivated student community!  The programs provide students with a fall-semester seminar from expert practitioners in various concentrations including Global Challenges, Science Diplomacy, U.S. Diplomacy, Energy and the Environment, Health Policy, and National Security. In the spring semester, students intern at federal agencies, congressional offices, think-tanks, nonprofits, and other policy-related organizations. Past internship locations include Department of State, foreign embassies, the Middle East Institute, U.S. Helsinki Commission, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, and many more. Year-round activities include trips to Capitol Hill, federal agencies, and other international organizations; professional development workshops; and conversations with international policymakers.  The programs feature one-on-one assistance in writing resumes, obtaining internships, etc. Students who successfully complete program requirements will earn a notation on their transcript!

For details and an application form, go to and/or or contact our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261. Fill out just one application and rank your choices across the two programs.  Applications preferred by Monday, April 6. Rolling admissions thereafter.