Research and Internships
At EMU, you learn by doing. In-the-field learning is required in most programs of study.
Future teachers are in local schools the first few weeks of college, observing veteran teachers and interacting with students. Business students raise funds and track earnings to donate to local charities.
Nursing students spend much of their last two years of school in clinical settings working 1:1 with patients and learning from doctors and seasoned nurses.
Live and Work in DC
Internships turn into paid employment after graduation for many students in the Washington DC program.
Dozens of exciting internships in all subject areas are available year-round through our Washington DC Scholars’ Program. Recent placements:
- Washington Office on Latin America (foreign policy advocation)
- Amnesty International (human rights)
- The US Census Bureau (statistics)
- National Institute of Health (lab work)
- Smithsonian Museum of American History (museum science)
- Shakespeare Theater D.C. (theater)
- National Public Radio and Al-Jazeera (journalism)
- The Hill, a daily congressional newspaper, and the American Ballet Theatre (photography)
- GreenPeace (environmental studies)
Nearby Internships and Research Opportunities
Maybe you’ll intern closer to campus, like at Shenandoah Growers, and put your lessons on sustainability and development in the local market into effect.
Digital media and videography majors intern on the professional video crew for various campus conferences and presentations.
Peacebuilding students work with EMU’s world renowned Summer Peacebuilding Institute staff as hundreds of peacebuilders arrive from around the globe for study at CJP. Students interested in pastoral study take part in the Ministry Inquiry Program, an 11-week pastoral internship, and social work majors complete 16-week practicums during the summer in local agencies.
Science majors collaborate with professors on National Science Foundation summer research projects like water safety monitoring in Southeast Asia, invasive species research in the Pacific Rim, and nearby research on organic farming and harvesting, and watershed safety.
- November 28th, 2016
Senior social work major Elisabeth Wilder spent 12 weeks last summer working for peacebuilding organization Justapaz in Bogota, Colombia. A grant from Eastern Mennonite University’s Peacebuilding and Development Department funded … read more
NASA agreement yields lab equipment, research and internship opportunities for science and engineering programsOctober 24th, 2016
Thanks to an agreement Eastern Mennonite University signed this summer with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the university’s new engineering major added a feather to its cap before … read more
From the Hill to homeless shelters, this semester’s WCSC scholars gain work experience and grow in communityOctober 21st, 2016
From brushing shoulders with congressmen and lobbyists to working with homeless people and at-risk youth, students spending the fall semester at the Washington Community Scholars’ Center bring home a range … read more
Four students gain research experience with National Science Foundation-funded ‘REU’ summer placementsSeptember 8th, 2016
From Virginia to Hungary, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Delaware — four Eastern Mennonite University students were accepted into the National Science Foundation’s highly competitive Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) program. Seniors … read more
Students contemplate ministry in summer internships with congregations in New Mexico and PennsylvaniaAugust 9th, 2016
Adrienne Derstine spent a gap year in New Mexico after high school, so when it came time to select a location for her Ministry Inquiry Program (MIP) placement, the decision … read more