Students are responsible for the cost of Truman in Washington internships. Truman State University financial aid can be applied towards the cost of the internships, if you are completing it for credit. Through Truman and TWC, you can receive up to 11-12 credit hours. This is usually broken down into 9 hours of internship credit, and 2-3 hours for your chosen course in the program. Some students choose to substitute the course taken in D.C. for a required or elective course offered by Truman, but that is something that you must coordinate with your academic advisor and your department in order for it to be approved.
You should also contact the Financial Aid Office to discuss financial aid options. Several competitive scholarships are offered through The Washington Center. We strongly encourage students to apply through Truman, which accepts applications in accordance with the competitive deadlines in order for you to be qualified for those scholarships. A few internships provide stipends independent of Truman or TWC, but most internships are unpaid.
The above link will provide you with updated program costs. These will apply if you are seeking an internship through TWC, rather than obtaining an internship independently, or through Truman State.
There is an additional $350 fee added to the student’s account to help cover Truman’s expenses in facilitating the internship program.
If you would like credit for your internship, but are not seeking an internship for credit through the TWC program, then costs will apply through Truman State University. In order to find updated costs per credit hour, and for full-time enrollment (12 credits or above), you can consult Truman State University’s webpage.
Students may also seek non-credit internships if academic credit is not necessary.
Students can find housing options at many D.C. area universities and establishments, including:
George Washington University
Catholic University of America
International Student House
The Young Women’s Christian Home (exclusively for women)
Washington Intern Student Housing (WISH)
By clicking on the above links , you can discover the costs of rooms at these universities. Please note that prices can change based upon the type of room you select (single, double, triple occupancy), as well as the amenities you require (air conditioning, cable, etc.). You should plan for housing costs of roughly $3,000 – $4000 for the summer. That does not include food.
Transportation will likely need to be payed for by the intern. The Metro offers accessible transportation throughout the D.C. area.
Food/Entertainment: Costs will vary greatly depending on student preferences.
D.C., however, offers numerous options for free or affordable entertainment, especially during summer months. You will be amazed at the number of promotional, educational, social, and professional opportunities and events that are constantly occurring in the DC area.