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Nothing compares to a quality college education that combines classroom instruction with real world experiences.

St. Mary’s has a proven track record of helping students obtain exciting internships that provide meaningful career preparation outside the classroom.

Student in Washington D.C.

The Washington Program is a summer Political Science program at St. Mary’s. Students participate in a week-long foundation course and are then matched with alumni mentors in their assigned internship.

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Learn more about Nina Raebin '13 who served as the 2013 Schaefer Intern. The Schaefer Internship, named for former Governor William Donald Schaefer in honor of his many contributions to St. Mary’s and the State of Maryland, offers students the opportunity to serve on the College’s government relations staff during the legislative session in Annapolis.

Here are some of the many organizations at which St. Mary’s students have interned in recent years:

Allstate Insurance Lehman Brothers, London Ocean Classroom Foundation
Bank of America Maryland Court of Special Appeals Philadelphia Museum of Art
Baltimore Orioles Maryland General Assembly Plymouth Plantation
Booz Allen Hamilton Maryland Historical Society Secret Service
Chesapeake Bay Center Merrill Lynch Securities & Exchange Commission
CNN Mt. Sinai School of Medicine Small Buisness Administration
Comptroller of Maryland National Aquarium Smith Barney
Department of the State National Archives Sotterly Plantation
Department of the Interior National Geographic Magazine The Smithsonian Museums
Department of the Treasury National Portrait Gallery The White House
Folger Shakespeare Library National Security Agency US House of Representatives
Food & Drug Administration National Zoo US Senate
Historic Annapolis Naval Air Systems Command Washington Post
Johns Hopkins University Hospital Northwestern Mutual Insurance Yahoo!

Visit the Career Development Center for more information on these and other internship opportunities at St. Mary's.

"Classes are great theoretically but the actual experience of working in Washington D.C. is key to a successful career. "

Professor Sahar Shafqat
Associate Professor and Chair, Political Science Department