The HLS Semester in Washington Program is an extraordinary opportunity to work at the intersection of government, policy, and practice while pursuing your particular interests. Clinic participants spend the Spring Term (or both the Winter and Spring Terms, if preferred) living in Washington and working as legal interns in federal government offices in the Executive, Legislative, or Judicial Branches. The placements, primarily in offices where lawyers provide legal advice and assistance on policy, legislative, or regulatory matters, are developed collaboratively between the students and the Clinic Director to match to the students’ interests.

The Spring 2025 White House Internship Program application window is now open and will close on Friday, July 26, 2024.  More information about this program and the application process can be found here. This internship has been a successful placement for the Semester in Washington Program in past years.

To learn more about the Semester in Washington program, take a look at the clinic’s website. If you have any questions or want to discuss how the clinic might help further your goals, you can email the Clinic Director, Jonathan Wroblewski, at or give him a call at 703-623-6824 (please text first to alert him). The initial application deadline for the clinic is August 16, 2024.  Apply today through the online application process!