Brown in Washington

The Brown in Washington program is the product of a partnership between the Swearer Center and the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. For the spring 2022 semester, participants in the Brown in Washington program will live in Washington D.C. and intern with a public or nonprofit agency while completing a full course load that will include a two credit practicum, one course with the Brown in Washington cohort, and at least one course (or independent study) of their choosing.

meet the Brown in Washington Cohorts

The Brown in Washington program offers students a semester in Washington, D.C. during their junior or senior year, interning with public and nonprofit sector agencies and completing coursework complementing their internship placement.

Academic Requirements: Check back for an updated list of courses for Spring 2022. In Spring 2020, students enrolled in 3 Brown University courses for four credits.


Spring 2022 Timeline 

Priority application deadline: September 15, 2021

Application deadline: October 1, 2021

Move in date (WISH housing): As early as January 17, 2022 

Orientation; January 19-21, 2022

Internship Start Date: January 24, 2022

Classes begin: January 26, 2022

Final Day of the Program: May 10, 2022 (students may leave DC on May 10) 

Move out day (WISH housing): May 12, 2022


Applications are now open for the Brown in Washington Spring 2022 Fellowship! Click here to apply on UFunds.

Priority deadline: September 15, 2021

Regular deadline: October 1, 2021

Note: It is the student's responsibility to contact their recommender and provide instructions. Extensions will not be given, however a student intending to apply to the priority deadline can defer to the regular deadline in order to provide their recommenders with additional time.


Betsy Shimberg, Director of the Brown in Washington Program and Senior Associate Dean of the College for Co-curricular and Experiential Learning [email protected]