Washington D.C. Professional Enrichment Academy Now Accepting Applicants

Now accepting applicants

Every summer, students from the University of Nebraska arrive in Washington, D.C. to start their summer internships. To encourage their success, the Washington D.C. Professional Enrichment Academy (DCPEA) meets once a week in the evening and connects students with prominent D.C. alumni and each other. Guest speakers cover topics such as "Policymaking in Congress" and "The News Media in American Democracy."

Through the DCPEA program, students will benefit from thoughtful mentoring and programming, expand their network, and learn to transition from college into their professional careers. All current University of Nebraska students interning in Washington, D.C. during the summer are eligible, including students from all four campuses and from any major or discipline. You can also register to receive academic credit for participating.

Applications for DCPEA opened on January 20th, 2024, and close on April 15th, 2024. Click on the link below to apply. You will need to the following items for your application along with the general information provided in the application:

  1. A PDF of your professional resume
  2. One or two letters of recommendation
  3. DCPEA Budgeting Sheet (if you are interested in receiving financial assistance, you can find this on our website under Financial)


For more information, please email Brian Hanson or contact the following DC Professional Enrichment Academy Program contacts on your campus: