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Whether you want to follow in the footsteps of giants or forge a new path,

this is the place to start.







Our students come to GW for many of these same reasons. They come for passionate faculty, for diverse student groups, for Division I athletics, for once in a lifetime internships and for inspiring service opportunities. GW, like many universities, provides all of this. But our students come for something else, as well.

They don't just want to do a community service project. They want to meet, and then exceed, a service challenge from the First Lady of the United States.

They don't just want to view slides of art. They want to debate masterpieces in the galleries of world-class museums or dance on the stages of the Kennedy Center.

And they don’t just want to take an engineering course. They want to conduct researchCA88ca88 in a stunning new core lab facility with faculty who are quite literally shaping the world of tomorrow.

Housed in a city unlike any other, our students gain an education unlike any other. The whole city is our classroom, and our students emerge not just with a diploma, but with experiences that could only happen at GW.









Hands-On Experience: Preparing to Take the Reins

More than 12,000 internship opportunities for GW students


Our connections to the world’s most influential organizations and institutions, many of which are in walking distance from our Foggy Bottom Campus, mean your education is not limited to the classroom.

Undergraduate students and graduate students have internshipsCA88ca88 or other hands-on learning experience before they graduate. With more than 12,000 internship opportunities available, you can get your feet wet at a variety of organizations, including:

  • the White House
  • Bloomingdale's
  • Discovery Communications
  • PwC
  • National Institutes of Health
  • World Bank

CA88ca88We also offer numerous funding opportunities to support unpaid internships to ensure that you can choose the best GW experience without worrying about financial considerations.


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