Learn By Doing

At WC, we get that learning shouldn't only happen in a classroom. That's why we offer internships, research fellowships, and countless other opportunities for hands-on learning outside of class.

Gain real world experience your very first year. 

Your hands-on experience begins with your very first day of Orientation Explore! and continues through the completion of your Senior Capstone Experience.  

Every step in between is shaped by you. Dive into one of our three signature centers, take an internship researching alongside your favorite professor, and travel the world. No matter what you decide, your Washington College family is here to help set you up for success inside and outside the classroom. 

Signature Centers


Center for Environment & Society

The Center for Environment & Society serves as a bridge between Washington College and the rich natural and human resources of the region. We offer lecture series, workshops, films and seminars provide new perspectives and professional development opportunities for the campus and the larger community.


Rose O'Neill Literary House

We are one of the cultural hubs of the campus. We offer literary programming across disciplines, spaces to study and to hold class, professional mentorship and guidance for students, and training in new and antique printing technologies. Our job is to help students grow as artists and to envision the lives they can have as writers, editors, and publishers, once they graduate from Washington College.


Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience

Washington College’s Starr Center explores the American experience in all its diversity and complexity, seeks creative approaches to illuminating the past, and inspires thoughtful conversation informed by history. We offer college students dynamic opportunities for hands-on learning and off-campus experiences unequaled at other small liberal arts schools.



Internships are an important part of the student’s career journey as they move through the four-year developmental process. Research demonstrates that students who perform at least one internship while in college find meaningful work and can match their skills once they have completed their Bachelor’s degree. Many employers convert interns into full-time employees upon graduation.



Research & Fellowships

If you are a highly able student who craves an extraordinary college experience, Washington College can help you stand out among your peers in the job market or graduate school application process. With an exceptional array of internships, fellowship programs, study abroad opportunities, and summer undergraduate research, Washington College is an ideal place for you to begin your journey.    



Study Abroad

One of the goals of the Global Education Office is to foster an intercultural education experience for both current WC students who want to study abroad and incoming international students. Washington College has 30 partner institutions all over the world for full semester and full year trips. All WC students are able to start studying abroad as early as their second-semester sophomore year!


Not ready to leave Washington College behind for a full semester or more? WC offers a variety of short-term study abroad opportunities through faculty-led courses, most of which take place over winter or summer break!