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Alma College with the Washington Media Institute

Earn credit from Alma College

If you are a student at Alma College, you can attend the Washington Media Institute directly through your institution.

Earn Alma credit, pay your normal tuition, and spend the spring, fall, or summer in Washington, DC. You’ll intern full-time at a top media organization and network with some of the best professionals DC has to offer – all while taking a full semester’s worth of courses.

Put the skills you’ve learned on campus to the test while gaining hands-on experience in your field by joining us in DC today.

How do I apply to the Washington Media Institute?

To apply to the Washington Media Institute as student from Alma College, you need to first speak with Carla Jensen in the Center for Student Opportunity. Carla works with students interested in Off-Campus Study and can help explain the paperwork you need to complete in order to participate in WMI. Once you have completed all necessary documents for Alma, you can apply to the program by clicking here.

What sort of credit will I earn if I attend?

Alma students will earn Alma College credit for their time at the Washington Media Institute. Students who attend in the fall or spring semesters will earn 12-16 Alma credits and students who attend in the summer will earn approximately 6 Alma credits. For more information regarding your specific credit requirements, please contact Carla Jensen,Assistant Director of the Center for Student Opportunity.

What’s the cost of WMI through Alma College?

Students who participate in the Washington Media Institute pay the regular Alma College tuition to attend. However, because we do provide students with housing, there is an additional fee. That fee is paid directly through Alma College as well and costs about the same as staying a semester in on-campus housing

I have financial aid - can I use that to attend WMI?

Yes! You can apply the scholarships and other financial aid packages that you are receiving on campus to your time in DC through the Washington Media Institute and Alma College.

Will I have to find my internship in DC on my own?

Definitely not – we’re here to help! It can be difficult to find an internship in Washington when you’re in Michigan, that’s where we come in. WMI staff works with Alma students to find the perfect internship for you by assessing your experience level, gauging your interests, and opening doors that might otherwise be shut. To learn more about the internship placement process, click here.

Where will I live while I am attending the program?

We partner with the Washington Intern Student Housing organization to provide students with housing here in Washington, DC. To learn more about housing, please click here.

I have more questions - who can I talk to on campus?

If you’re interested in attending WMI, we encourage you to speak with Carla Jensen in the Center for Student Opportunity to learn more about how the program could benefit you. If you have other questions or concerns, we’re happy to chat with you as well. You can send us an email by clicking here.

FAQ didn’t answer your question?

Send us an email at! We’re happy to chat with you about any questions you might have or to give you more information about WMI.