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Enhance your experience in Washington, D.C.

The Washington, D.C. experience gives you the opportunity to study in the heart of our nation's capital, while connecting with a network of support and unique experiences and opportunities.

We have an extensive network in Washington, D.C., giving you opportunities to connect with adjunct faculty and alumni, and to network through mentorships, employer information sessions, career panels, and guest speakers. And with our connections and geographical proximity to the capital, you’ll have excellent chances to intern and make connections there.
 

Pitt Washington Center

At our dynamic Washington Center, our D.C.-based staff, adjunct faculty, and alumni connect with Pittsburgh students via videoconference. Established in 2008, the center is located in the Golden Triangle district, a short walk from Dupont Circle. For any questions, contact Alastair Hamilton.

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Summer Courses

During the summer, if you intern in Washington, DC you have the option to take online coursework through GSPIA or face-to-face coursework through GSPIA’s partnership with the DC office of Syracuse University’s Maxwell School.

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D.C. Semester

As a GSPIA student, you have access to the Global Security and Development Program in Washington, DC each fall semester. This program is operated by Syracuse University’s Maxwell School, and is open to students from GSPIA, Tufts University’s Fletcher School, and the University of Denver’s Korbel School.

By participating in this program, you have the opportunity to meet colleagues from other leading professional schools of international affairs while studying for an entire semester in Washington, DC. It will also give you the opportunity to fulfill your internship requirement during the semester, choosing an opportunity from a wide range of D.C. employers, including the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Senate, USAID, the CIA, the FBI, the European Union delegation, and the Center for Defense Information.

This program is a great fit for all degree programs, but it’s ideal if you’re interested in national and international security, emerging markets, international development, international trade, economic security, or post-crisis stabilization. It is offered in the fall semester and courses are taught at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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Take a tour of our Pitt Washington Center.

We call Pittsburgh and Washington, DC home. With a full-time staff member, semester or year-long study programs, and the ability to connect students in Pittsburgh with DC-based experts in public and international affairs, the Pitt Washington Center is a cornerstone of connecting our students to opportunities in the nation's capital.