Experiential Learning Opportunities

Internships give junior and senior majors opportunties to gain work experience in a field of career interest and to explore how philosophical issues arise in that career domain. With the assistance of a faculty supervisor, the student will develop a plan of studies that combines workplace experience and academic exploration philosophy related to that workplace. Teaching Apprenticeships allow students to participate in college teaching by working closely with professors as they develop and teach their classes. TAs experiences vary depending on the class, but they might have the opportunity to help develop syllabi, mentor students in and out of the classroom, lead review sessions, review drafts of papers, and more.

DCSP is a program for students who want to experience working in Washington in a structured and supervised way, tapping the dynamic institutions of the Washington Metropolitan Area to provide major experiential learning opportunities. The academic components of the program and the internship coordination are provided by C of C professors. DCSP participants will receive up to 3 credits for the mandatory DCSP seminar, 6 credits for their full-time internship, and are free to fill their remaining credits with either a research project or online coursework at C of C.