Lyon College has a formal affiliation with the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, an independent, nonprofit organization that sponsors internship programs in Washington, D.C., for college students from around the country. This enables Lyon students from all majors and concentrations to take advantage of the Center’s many internship programs in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors in our nation’s capital. Summer internships of eight weeks duration will receive six credit hours, three for intern activities and three for an on-site academic course. Interns may also arrange to do an additional three hours of directed study related to their internship in the summer. On-site courses are graded by the Washington Center faculty. A letter grade for the 6 hours of internship duties will be determined by the Lyon campus liaison for the Center, in consultation with supervisors of the internship and faculty members in the student’s major.
Students may enroll in other internship programs and seek permission to transfer the credit to Lyon. Students enrolled in programs other than those offered by the Washington Center will not be classified as Lyon students during the duration of the programs. Thus they must be prepared to pay the full cost of such programs as they are not eligible for institutional aid, including scholarships or other forms of financial assistance through Lyon College.