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The Citadel In DC



The Citadel in DC Fall 2021 Program Information

What: The Citadel in DC  / When: Fall semester 2021 / Where: Washington, DC

Program Cost: Cost of tuition covers all expenses and travel, minus food. Food cost will be deducted from your tuition amount. 

Move in/ Move out: Students will follow The Citadel's 2021-2022 Academic Calander

  • August 23rd - Move in Date/ Check in to WISH student housing  
  • Aug 24th -  Orientation - Welcome  
  • August 25 - Classes start (online and in person) - Internship site start dates will vary by location.  
  • Nov 19 - 28 - Fall Furlough
  • Dec 8th -  Classes End 
  • December 15th - Move Out - Exams End     

How to Apply:

Housing and Amenities: Students will live at the WISH program housing  (housing cost are covered in program costs) 

Academic Assistance

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For Citadel in DC Summer 2021, contact While we will not have the full program, students may seek help with the internship search. We will provide support to connect to our alumni base and housing information. 

Overview:  The Citadel in DC Summer Program is a 10-week program in Washington DC from June -August. The experience involves living, learning and interning using Washington, DC as an active classroom. Students can earn up to 9 academic credits - 3 academic & 6 internship.

Internship: Internships help students gain real-world experience, engage professionally, and open future opportunities in a competitive market through networking and professional development. The Citadel Career Center supports all applicants with leads and connections. Students are responsible for being active participants in the internship application process including: developing resumes/cover letters, applying to and following up with multiple employers, and engaging in the competitive interview processes. The student may earn 3 or 6 academic credits (with the approval from the academic department). 

Past Internship Sites for The Citadel in DC:

How to Find an Internship: Set up an appointment with a career center staff memberCheck your Handshake account, Indeed, Linkedin and other sources for hundreds of active internship leads. Visit our internship link for additional search resources. 

Potential Sites to Consider:

Academic Coursework (3 academic credits - MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER 2021):  The 3 hour interdisciplinary course focuses on intelligence and researching relevant topics related to US Domestic and Foreign Policy and is taught both online and in a classroom setting on Catholic University's campus. 

Alumni Support: The Citadel Club of Greater Washington hosts structured and other impromptu events for students including: a welcome event, invitations to the Marine Corps 8th & I Parade, a Washington Nationals game, a Congressional Reception and an invitation to the DC Cadet send off picnic. Additionally, students have a variety if opportunitites to network and seek mentorship. 

Majors, Enrollment & Academic Eligibility: All academic majors and classes are eligible to apply, and students must meet the following guidelines:

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA for upperclassmen; minimum 3.0 GPA for freshmen 
  • Good financial standing (no outstanding fees owed to the college)
  • Clearance from The Commandant's Department (no major disciplinary infractions)

Housing and Amenities: Students live at Catholic University in a residence hall environment with other Citadel students and students from other colleges. Students will have access to public transit, cafeteria options, and other amenities including free laundry, access to a gym, and paid parking.

Additional Documents (from previous summers to be updates before summer 2021):

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