Newhouse DC

Newhouse DC is a one-semester professional development program that provides students with a unique opportunity to intern part-time for a prestigious media company while taking specialized coursework in Washington, D.C.

Experience what it’s like to live, learn and work at the nerve center of American democracy.

The Newhouse DC program offers a unique opportunity to pursue your education and professional development in our nation’s capital.

Students will choose from an array of challenging courses taught by dedicated faculty that are truly skilled specialists in their field.  Being in Washington, D.C. affords you unique access to guest speakers that are accomplished professionals and talented alumni that occupy pivotal roles in the media industry.  Students can also participate in lunch and learns and field trips to media companies such as Politico, Wall Street Journal, WJLA, Capital One Arena, Edelman PR, CBS News, NBCUniversal and much more. 

You’ll gain hands-on professional experience as an intern at a top-level media company, take classes and build your network by engaging with accomplished professionals, many of them alumni who hold top roles in the communications industry. You will also meet industry professionals as part of your coursework.

(L-R): Newhouse School Dean Mark Lodato, director of Washington programs Beverly Kirk, public relations senior Kiana Khoshnoud, public relations senior Camran Shealy and Newhouse DC public relations professor Angela Chitkara.

Mentorship is a key element of the program. As a Newhouse DC student, you will be paired with a mentor—typically a Syracuse University alumnus working in your field of interest. Your mentor will meet with you a few times during the semester to offer career advice and help you adjust to life in the city. You will get to see firsthand how the “Newhouse Network”—the Newhouse School’s famed group of highly successful alumni—is a very real and powerful resource.

The program is open to all Newhouse majors and public communication minors.  Non-Newhouse majors that have home college approval are welcome to apply and are accepted on a space available basis.

There are additional scholarships and financial aid available for the Newhouse DC program. Click here to learn more.

Photo of Newhouse student Bilhissa Fadiga next to a quote: "I'm so glad I participated in the Newhouse DC program. I enjoyed my internship, networking opportunities with Syracuse alumni and sightseeing in our nation's beautiful capital."
Nurielle Auguste reporting in the United States capitol building.

“I loved my semester in DC. It was like living in a political Disney World!” – Nurielle Auguste ’25

Newhouse student Aidan Hayes stands next to Elizabeth Warren

“Washington’s unparalleled position as a global hub for news and politics brought my studies to life before my very eyes. Learning about current events from those directly in the industry afforded me the real-world insight and network I was looking to gain from the one-of-a-kind program. I can undoubtedly say that, by virtue of my participation in the program, I am far more equipped to take on the world beyond Syracuse.” -Aidan Hayes ’24

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