With a view of the U.S. Capital from O'Boyle Hall, the Psychology Department's location and proximity to major research institutions, government agencies, and non-profits in Washington, D.C. are invaluable

Off-campus research internships are available at major labs nearby, including Children’s National Medical Center, Washington VA Medical Center, Georgetown University Medical School, and the National Institutes of Health. A wide range of non-research internships are also available at national societies such as the American Psychological Association, American Association of Suicidology, and National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, as well as at local agencies such as the FBI, crisis hotlines, centers for families and children, and outreach services for autistic children. 

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The Heart of Washington, D.C.

Studying in Washington, D.C., has numerous advantages for students of all disciplines.

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Washington 101 Class

Washington 101: Getting to Know D.C.

In this unique course, students learn about their “college town” as a symbolic city (the design and meaning of its buildings, monuments, and museums), a political city (the behavior of national and local policymakers), and a living city (the city’s economy, neighborhoods, culture, and population).

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