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CUinDC Media Track with the Washington Media Institute

Earn credit from the University of Colorado

If you are a student at the University of Colorado, you can attend the Washington Media Institute through the CUinDC Media Track program.

Earn CU 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 CUinDC Media Track?

To apply to the CUinDC Media Track, you need to submit an application to the CUinDC office. To find the application, visit the CUinDC website by clicking here. More information on the application process can be found on the CUinDC website.

What sort of credit will I earn if I attend?

Please see below for your specific program:


>Advertising track:

APRD 3002 Communication Platforms

APRD 4542 Strategic Brand Management

APRD 4931 Internship (6 credits)

>Public relations track:

APRD 3301 Social Media Strategies

APRD 3302 Strategic Planning and Cases

APRD 4931 Internship (6 credits)


MDST 3791 Media and the Public

MDST 4871 Special Topics

MDST 4931 Internship (6 credits)


JRNL 3202  Covering Political Campaigns

JRNL 4872 or 4874 Special Topics

JRNL 4931  Internship (6 hours)

*All students completing the CUinDC Media Track are eligible to earn 3 credits for CMCI 3000:  Special Topics in CMCI.  This course does not count toward any major in CMCI, but does count toward the degree and supports the requirement for 45 hours of upper-division required coursework in the college.

Total possible credit for CUinDC program is 15 credits

COMM, DCMP, and INFO have not yet designated specific courses for the Media Track of CUinDC.  Students should contact Associate Dean Cindy White ( ) if they are in one of these programs and wish to participate in the CUinDC media track.

What’s the cost of the CUinDC Media Track?

Students that participate in the CUinDC Media Track pay the regular University of Colorado tuition to attend. However, because we do provide students with housing, there is an additional fee. That fee is paid directly through the University of Colorado 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 CUinDC Media Track?

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

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 Colorado, that’s where we come in. WMI staff works with Media Track 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 CUinDC Media Track, we encourage you to speak with the chair of your department 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.