Past Experiences

Inside Washington Students

There are so many memories created during the Inside Washington program. Memories of times with friends, internships and working, not to mention simply walking around Washington. Many students who have been part of the program in past years have gone on to work in Washington D.C. and can credit much of their success to the program and the connections it allowed.


Some of the places Inside Washington alumni are working or have worked:

  • Teri Donofrio: Holocaust Museum, Washington
  • Morgan Jones: Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA)
  • Kate Mersman: Rep. Todd Aikin (R-MO)
  • Mike Darner: Center for Competitive Politics, Washington
  • Kathy Rowings: The Kiplinger Letter, Washington
  • Emily Swanson: USO, Washington
  • Jen Duck: ABC News, Washington
  • Georgian Caruso: CNN, Atlanta
  • Matt Smoot: Fox News, New York
  • Marni Goldberg: Senator Mary Landreau (D-LA)
  • Joe Danielwicz: Fox News, Washington
  • Robin Winchell: Rep. Chuck Melancon (D-LA)
  • Geoff Lane: Speaker of the House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
  • Rob Ellsworth: Rep. Walt Minnick (D-ID)
  • Jared Eichhorn: Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)
  • Lauren Schapker: Xenophon Stratagies, Washington
  • Justin Faulb: Wood, Maines & Nolan- (communications law firm)
  • Kati Lake: Department of Defense
  • Yanmei Xie: Capitol News Connection
  • Casey Ruberg, Department of Education.

Past Internships

Many program alumni consider the internship to be the best part of DC experience. Many places are eagar to take IW interns year after year. The list always changes from program to program, so every year is different. Here are just a few of the many places where Inside Washington students have interned:

Sample Schedule

What's a day Inside Washington like? This is only an example, but should give an idea of the rigorous yet exiting atmosphere of Inside Washington.

Inside Washington Program Schedule: Spring, 2010

Wednesday, January 19

  • 8:10 Depart WISH Woodley Center (Woodley Park Metro) for Capitol (Union Station Metro)
  • 8:45 Arrive on Capitol Hill. Walk to C-SPAN at 400 N. Capitol St. NW, Suite 650
  • 9:00 Brian Lamb, founder, chairman and CEO of C-SPAN. Contact: Amy Spolrich, 202-737-3220.
  • 11:15 Bill Sammon, Fox News Managing Editor (and Miami alumus), 5th floor Fox News at same building as C-SPAN. Contact: 202-824-6569.
  • 12:15 Lunch
  • 1:10 Arrive by foot at U.S. Supreme Court, One First St. NE. Use Court’s Maryland Ave. entrance and tell the guard we have a meeting with Justice Sotomayor in the Lawyer’s Lounge
  • 1:30 Justice Sonya Sotomayor and Kathy Arberg, Supreme Court spokeswoman. Contact: Kathy Arberg 202-479-3211.
  • 2:30 Depart Supreme Court and walk to Union Station Metro bound for Luxembourg Embassy (Dupont Circle Metro).
  • 3:00 Deputy Chief of Mission, Mr. Nicola Mackel, Luxembourg Embassy Contact Boris Soudakoff, 202-265-4171.

Tuesday, January 27

  • 9:00—11:45 Discussion with Dr. John Splaine, professor emeritus, University of Maryland at BU Center, classroom B-2
  • 11:45 Lunch.
  • 12:25 Depart BU Center (Woodley Park Metro) bound for WUSA-TV (Tenleytown Metro Station) 4100 Wisconsin Ave. NW.
  • 1:00 Anita Brikman, WUSA-TV news anchor (Miami alum’ 91). Contact: 202-895 -5607; 202- 263- 9640
  • 2:00 Depart WUSA (Tenleytown Metro) bound for Capitol Hill (Capital South Metro)
  • 3:00 Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) 343 Cannon House Office Building. Contact Jacob Gillison, 202-226-4674
  • 4:00 Ryan Rudominer, national press secretary, DCCC (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee) (Capital South Metro). Contact: 202-485-3430.

Sunday, January 31

  • 9:15 Depart BU Center (Woodley Park Metro) bound for CBS News Bureau (Dupont Circle.
  • 9:45 Arrive at Dupont Circle Metro and walk to CBS News, 2020 M St. NW.
  • 10:00 View “Face the Nation” and after program meet with Bob Schieffer, host “Face the Nation” and CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent.
  • 12:00 Dismissal