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Washington Media Institute

The Washington Media Institute (WMI) is a unique program that allows students to spend a semester in Washington, D.C., studying traditional journalism, social media, content creation and new-generation public relations.

The program is designed to enhance students’ college degree with experiential learning, tailored internships and specially designed core seminars.

The program includes site visits, guest speakers and networking opportunities, which give students the professional experiences they need to enter the job market. Students from any discipline are welcome to apply as the WMI gives students the media skills they need to be career-ready in the 21st century.

Students may attend the seminar in the fall, spring or summer, and they will earn academic credit that may be used for political science and/or communication and media studies electives. 


  • WASH 3932 Washington Media Institute
  • COME 394 Washington Media Institute Internship
  • COME 395 Media Entrepreneurship (fulfills LEAD elective in the LEAD minor)
  • COME 396 Media in Today’s Society (fulfills C-EI requirement)
  • COME 397 Politics, Journalism, New Media

Apply online for the Washington Media Institute.

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