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EXAMPLES OF RECENT INTERNSHIPS Bank of America Center for International Media Assistance Clear Channel Communications (WIHT-FM Hot 99.5) College Republican National Committee Community Council for the Homeless Council on Hemispheric Affairs Henninger Media Services House Committee on Foreign Affairs Library of Congress National Museum of American History National Press Club Oceana The Pink Line Project Supreme Court Office of the Curator US International Trade Commission Washington Capitals Washington, DC Economic Partnership The Washington Post White House Office of Presidential Correspondence World Wildlife Fund WRC-TV/NBC 4 DC, Sports Department WTTG/WDCA-Fox Television Stations, Inc. Youth Leadership Foundation

FIND OUT MORE Graduate Gateway Program School of Professional & Extended Studies American University 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20016 202.895.4859 gradgate@american.edu american.edu/spexs/grad GraduateGateway @GraduateGateway

For information regarding the accreditation and licensing of American University, please visit american.edu/academics.

APPLIED POLITICS How does Washington, D.C., really work? Learn the inside scoop from lobbyists, journalists, and congressional staffers. Take advantage of the city’s wealth of networking opportunities as you discover the ins and outs of Capitol Hill.

Curriculum: Applied Politics Seminar

Internship experiences may include:

Graduate elective in the School of Public Affairs

Government Accountability Project

Internship in politics in Washington, D.C.

Human Rights Campaign Congressional and Senate Offices Women & Politics Institute

I interned at Campaign for America’s Future, and I was given substantive work, which included bill summaries and analysis about current pieces of legislation. Sean McMartin, Fall 2011

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

BIOTECHNOLOGY

Fall semester track:

Spring semester track:

Molecular Biology

Regulatory Science

Research Methodology, Biology OR Science Writing

Biotechnology OR Statistical Methods

Biotechnology internship in Washington, D.C.

Biotechnology internship in Washington, D.C. Internship experiences may include: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Today’s age of globalization brings with it new ways of doing business. Learn about the importance of generating jobs, accelerating economic growth, and advancing standards of living throughout the developed and developing world.

Both the seminar and the internship provided great networking opportunities. Einar-Andre Jakobsen, Fall 2011

Curriculum: Global Business & Trade Seminar Graduate elective in the Kogod School of Business Global business internship in Washington, D.C.

Internship experiences may include: U.S. Department of Commerce Recording Industry Association of America

CHANGING WORLD OF THE NEWS MEDIA Media moves at the speed of light. Keep up with the ever-evolving information age with studies in online media, politics and the press, and the changing field of television news. Meet key players in D.C.’s startup scene and learn strategic communication best practices. Curriculum: Changing World of the Media Seminar

World Bank Group

Graduate elective in the School of Communication

Consumer Federation of America

Communications internship in Washington, D.C.

I learned a lot and met successful people in the field I want to work in. Courtney Hanley, Fall 2011

Internship experiences may include: Newseum CNN The Washington Post Center for Independent Media Hudson Institute

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Hudson Institute

Examine purpose, create efficiencies, improve well-being, and ensure effective product development—all by studying science, one of the fastest growing career fields. Work on projects that focus on scientific innovation and gain a foundation for graduate studies. A host of cutting-edge careers that intersect science, industry, and government are waiting for you.

GLOBAL BUSINESS & TRADE

D.C. is home to top organizations that are innovating the next evolution of science at a national and global level. Greg Busse, Director, Graduate Studies in the Professional Sciences, College of Arts and Science

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS Culture, economics, policy, and power are critical issues of our time. Shape history with a career in conflict resolution, international law, or cross-cultural communication. Drive policy through work in government, an NGO, global industry, or academia. Curriculum: International Affairs Seminar Graduate elective in the School of International Service International affairs internship in Washington, D.C.

Internship experiences may include: U.N. International Fund for Agricultural Development Clinton Bush Haiti Fund Peace Corps U.S. Agency for International Development European Parliament Liaison Office

My favorite aspect of Graduate Gateway was being able to meet professionals and diplomats who worked in various fields. Brittani Harris, Spring 2012

GRADUATE

GATEWAY

ONE PART GRAD SCHOOL

ONE PART INTERNSHIP

KNOW YOUR NEXT

STEP

KNOW YOUR COURSE OF STUDY

WHO’S IN THE KNOW HANNAH

M CARTHY, C

FALL ‘12

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in English and Film Goal: “To put my liberal arts foundation to valuable use in the creative fields.”

At AU, the city is our classroom. As a Graduate Gateway student, you’ll engage with Washington, D.C. Choose from unparalleled learning tracks, expertly tailored to

Elective Course: Environmental and Wildlife Production

match high-quality education with life-changing, hands-on work experience.

Internship: JWM Productions

You’ve earned your bachelor’s degree. Now you need the connections and foundation to boost your resume and really pave the way toward personal and professional success. In today’s competitive post-graduate market, how do you get ahead of the pack? It starts one step at a time.

Changing World of the News Media

Graduate Gateway students have access to AU’s School of Professional & Extended Studies internship database—the largest of its kind focusing on opportunities in the Washington, D.C., area. Many employers specifically turn to Graduate Gateway for their semester interns.

Make your next step American University’s Graduate Gateway Program. A unique post-graduate semester of specialized coursework and hands-on work experience, AU’s

Outcome: “Within two weeks of starting my internship, I was offered a position as a production assistant and have been working at the same company since completing Graduate Gateway.”

Graduate Gateway allows you to take advantage of unmatched opportunities to study and connect in Washington, D.C. Keep your foot in the ‘door’ of academia, while earning credits and interning three to four days a week. It’s the best of both worlds, whether you pursue graduate school or move forward on your career path. Learn from leaders—in classroom settings, on site visits that can only be found in our nation’s capital, on the job as an intern, and through seminars and special events. With dynamic fields of study from science to public policy, your

2012 – 2013 PROFILE

AVERAGE

Interning at the White House is something I will never forget. I met the most sincere people there. They motivated me to pursue my dreams, even if it seems impossible sometimes.

CLASS

SIZE

10 UNDERGRADUATE

INSTITUTIONS REPRESENTED

82

path to establishing a career foundation or submitting a top-notch graduate school application starts with a Graduate

AVERAGE INCOMING UNDERGRADUATE GPA

Gateway semester at AU. american.edu/spexs/grad

3.4

JASON

International MUMMA, Affairs

SPRING ‘12

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in International Relations Goal: “To land on my feet in Washington, D.C.” Elective Course: Advanced Analytical Techniques Internship: The Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy, a conflict resolution NGO

Outcome: “This experience opened other doors for me. The following summer, I interned at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. I currently live and work in Budapest, but am planning to return to D.C. to complete my graduate education.”

KNOW YOUR NEXT

STEP

KNOW YOUR COURSE OF STUDY

WHO’S IN THE KNOW HANNAH

M CARTHY, C

FALL ‘12

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in English and Film Goal: “To put my liberal arts foundation to valuable use in the creative fields.”

At AU, the city is our classroom. As a Graduate Gateway student, you’ll engage with Washington, D.C. Choose from unparalleled learning tracks, expertly tailored to

Elective Course: Environmental and Wildlife Production

match high-quality education with life-changing, hands-on work experience.

Internship: JWM Productions

You’ve earned your bachelor’s degree. Now you need the connections and foundation to boost your resume and really pave the way toward personal and professional success. In today’s competitive post-graduate market, how do you get ahead of the pack? It starts one step at a time.

Changing World of the News Media

Graduate Gateway students have access to AU’s School of Professional & Extended Studies internship database—the largest of its kind focusing on opportunities in the Washington, D.C., area. Many employers specifically turn to Graduate Gateway for their semester interns.

Make your next step American University’s Graduate Gateway Program. A unique post-graduate semester of specialized coursework and hands-on work experience, AU’s

Outcome: “Within two weeks of starting my internship, I was offered a position as a production assistant and have been working at the same company since completing Graduate Gateway.”

Graduate Gateway allows you to take advantage of unmatched opportunities to study and connect in Washington, D.C. Keep your foot in the ‘door’ of academia, while earning credits and interning three to four days a week. It’s the best of both worlds, whether you pursue graduate school or move forward on your career path. Learn from leaders—in classroom settings, on site visits that can only be found in our nation’s capital, on the job as an intern, and through seminars and special events. With dynamic fields of study from science to public policy, your

2012 – 2013 PROFILE

AVERAGE

Interning at the White House is something I will never forget. I met the most sincere people there. They motivated me to pursue my dreams, even if it seems impossible sometimes.

CLASS

SIZE

10 UNDERGRADUATE

INSTITUTIONS REPRESENTED

82

path to establishing a career foundation or submitting a top-notch graduate school application starts with a Graduate

AVERAGE INCOMING UNDERGRADUATE GPA

Gateway semester at AU. american.edu/spexs/grad

3.4

JASON

International MUMMA, Affairs

SPRING ‘12

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in International Relations Goal: “To land on my feet in Washington, D.C.” Elective Course: Advanced Analytical Techniques Internship: The Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy, a conflict resolution NGO

Outcome: “This experience opened other doors for me. The following summer, I interned at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. I currently live and work in Budapest, but am planning to return to D.C. to complete my graduate education.”

EXAMPLES OF RECENT INTERNSHIPS Bank of America Center for International Media Assistance Clear Channel Communications (WIHT-FM Hot 99.5) College Republican National Committee Community Council for the Homeless Council on Hemispheric Affairs Henninger Media Services House Committee on Foreign Affairs Library of Congress National Museum of American History National Press Club Oceana The Pink Line Project Supreme Court Office of the Curator US International Trade Commission Washington Capitals Washington, DC Economic Partnership The Washington Post White House Office of Presidential Correspondence World Wildlife Fund WRC-TV/NBC 4 DC, Sports Department WTTG/WDCA-Fox Television Stations, Inc. Youth Leadership Foundation

FIND OUT MORE Graduate Gateway Program School of Professional & Extended Studies American University 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20016 202.895.4859 gradgate@american.edu american.edu/spexs/grad GraduateGateway @GraduateGateway

For information regarding the accreditation and licensing of American University, please visit american.edu/academics.

APPLIED POLITICS How does Washington, D.C., really work? Learn the inside scoop from lobbyists, journalists, and congressional staffers. Take advantage of the city’s wealth of networking opportunities as you discover the ins and outs of Capitol Hill.

Curriculum: Applied Politics Seminar

Internship experiences may include:

Graduate elective in the School of Public Affairs

Government Accountability Project

Internship in politics in Washington, D.C.

Human Rights Campaign Congressional and Senate Offices Women & Politics Institute

I interned at Campaign for America’s Future, and I was given substantive work, which included bill summaries and analysis about current pieces of legislation. Sean McMartin, Fall 2011

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

BIOTECHNOLOGY

Fall semester track:

Spring semester track:

Molecular Biology

Regulatory Science

Research Methodology, Biology OR Science Writing

Biotechnology OR Statistical Methods

Biotechnology internship in Washington, D.C.

Biotechnology internship in Washington, D.C. Internship experiences may include: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Today’s age of globalization brings with it new ways of doing business. Learn about the importance of generating jobs, accelerating economic growth, and advancing standards of living throughout the developed and developing world.

Both the seminar and the internship provided great networking opportunities. Einar-Andre Jakobsen, Fall 2011

Curriculum: Global Business & Trade Seminar Graduate elective in the Kogod School of Business Global business internship in Washington, D.C.

Internship experiences may include: U.S. Department of Commerce Recording Industry Association of America

CHANGING WORLD OF THE NEWS MEDIA Media moves at the speed of light. Keep up with the ever-evolving information age with studies in online media, politics and the press, and the changing field of television news. Meet key players in D.C.’s startup scene and learn strategic communication best practices. Curriculum: Changing World of the Media Seminar

World Bank Group

Graduate elective in the School of Communication

Consumer Federation of America

Communications internship in Washington, D.C.

I learned a lot and met successful people in the field I want to work in. Courtney Hanley, Fall 2011

Internship experiences may include: Newseum CNN The Washington Post Center for Independent Media Hudson Institute

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Hudson Institute

Examine purpose, create efficiencies, improve well-being, and ensure effective product development—all by studying science, one of the fastest growing career fields. Work on projects that focus on scientific innovation and gain a foundation for graduate studies. A host of cutting-edge careers that intersect science, industry, and government are waiting for you.

GLOBAL BUSINESS & TRADE

D.C. is home to top organizations that are innovating the next evolution of science at a national and global level. Greg Busse, Director, Graduate Studies in the Professional Sciences, College of Arts and Science

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS Culture, economics, policy, and power are critical issues of our time. Shape history with a career in conflict resolution, international law, or cross-cultural communication. Drive policy through work in government, an NGO, global industry, or academia. Curriculum: International Affairs Seminar Graduate elective in the School of International Service International affairs internship in Washington, D.C.

Internship experiences may include: U.N. International Fund for Agricultural Development Clinton Bush Haiti Fund Peace Corps U.S. Agency for International Development European Parliament Liaison Office

My favorite aspect of Graduate Gateway was being able to meet professionals and diplomats who worked in various fields. Brittani Harris, Spring 2012

GRADUATE

GATEWAY

ONE PART GRAD SCHOOL

ONE PART INTERNSHIP


Graduate Gateway