Short Courses and Internships

Uni-Capitol Washington Internship Programme

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The University of Wollongong is one of ten Australian universities participating in a program offering opportunities for a group total of 12 to 14 Australian students to be matched in a US Congressional Office. Previous participants have come from a range of disciplines including international relations, politics, law, political communications, economics, engineering, science and American studies. Applicants must have an excellent understanding and appreciation of the American political system and must be able to cover airfare and living expenses. Despite being unpaid, previous interns have found the program invaluable and the experience has opened many opportunities for participants in both Australia and the US.


Expression of Interest Form Deadline: 13th April 2018
Interested students must take part in a teleconference with Washington DC: 26th April 2018 - 11am (Venue TBC)
Application Deadline: Friday 11th May 2018

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Expression of interest is currently open for 2019. The application will open after the teleconference (date TBA).

Note: Students must forward an expression of interest form first and attend an information session before submitting an application. 


Past Students

UCWIP - Thomas & Lachlan
It’s Washington, DC, bound for two students from UOW who will soon learn first-hand how the US Congress works. Fourth year Arts/International Studies student, Thomas Curran, will work in the Congressional Office of House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee while third year Commerce/Law student, Lachlan Foster, has been selected for the Office of Representative Mark DeSaulnier of California. 

Last reviewed: 14 March, 2018