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Washington D.C. Internship Experience

Application Process

To be eligible for the program, students must be enrolled full-time at Ole Miss as degree-seeking students. Students should be juniors or seniors at the time of their participation. Students must have a minimum 2.75 GPA. Participants should be highly motivated, reliable, and adaptable. They must also possess strong written and oral communication skills. The application deadline for both Spring and Summer is October 15.

Applicants must…

  • be degree-seeking University of Mississippi students who will be enrolled in their junior or senior year at time of participation, or a May graduate applying for the summer
  • have a minimum of a 2.75 GPA
  • have a strong resume reflecting work, volunteer and/or leadership experience
  • (Form links in a side box)
Application packets must be submitted by November 10, 2017 at 5:00pm. 

There are several ways to submit your application:

In person:
Jackson Avenue Center, Suite H
University, MS

E-mail:
wie@olemiss.edu

Fax:
(662) 915-5138

Mail:
Washington Internship Experience
Outreach and Continuing Education
P.O. Box 1848
The University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677-1848

FedEx/UPS:
Kristina Phillips
Washington Internship Experience
E. F. Yerby Conference Center
1 Grove Loop
University, MS 38677

The application packet must include:

  • Application: Include a completed application, including the signature of your departmental chairperson.
  • Transcript: Attach a copy of your most recent, complete unofficial transcript.
  • Sample Cover Letter: Provide a sample cover letter to a prospective employer in appropriate formal letter format. (Tip: It might be easier to write it for a real job/internship in which you are interested.)
  • Résumé: Attach a 1- or 2-page resume that highlights your education and experience.
  • Personal Statement: Attach a 1-page, 12-pt font, single-spaced statement outlining why you want to participate in the WIE program, how it would benefit you, and how you would be an asset to a prospective employer.
  • Writing Sample: Provide a 3- to 5-page writing assignment (essay, report, etc.) that you submitted as coursework, free of grades or marks.
  • Recommendations: Provide 3 recommendations, one from your advisor or a faculty member and two from former employers. (Letters can be email, mailed, faxed or hand-delivered to the office)

After review of the application packets, the WIE selection committee will interview select candidates. Once interviews are conducted, we may suggest résumé and cover letter changes and have students resubmit the revamped material. Students will be notified of their status in early-November.

WIE Forms (download .pdf)

WIE Contact Information

Kristina Philips

Kristina Phillips, Assistant Director
Jackson Avenue Center, Suite H
P.O. Box 1848
The University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677
Phone: (662) 915-2746
Fax: (662) 915-5138
Email: knp@olemiss.edu


Laura Antonow

Laura Antonow
Jackson Avenue Center, Suite H
P.O. Box 1848
The University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677
Phone: (662) 915-6511
Fax: (662) 915-5138
Email: antonow@olemiss.edu