e3 in DC


City: Washington, D.C.   Country: United States


University of Alberta e3 summer programs are unique because they offer students multiple experiences in one location. e3 programs are flexible and fuse academics with real-life work experience, providing a comprehensive experience unparalleled by other abroad programs. 

e3 in DC combines:

  • Academic coursework
  • Internship placement (work or research)
  • The epicentre of US politics and power

When Can I Go?

Terms Offered: Summer

Dates & Duration: 

Track 1: Academic course (POLS 328) + Internship): May 15 - August 24, 2017

Track 2: Academic course only (POLS 328): May 15 - 31, 2017

Track 3: May 15 - August 24th (exact dates determined by the internship host)

Eligibility Requirements

e3 summer programs are open to post-secondary students from all disciplines

You must:

  • have a cumulative GPA of 2.5or higher as required by your home Faculty
  • have successfully completed at least 24-credits at UAlberta as required by your home Faculty by the application deadline
  • INTERNSHIPS - students seeking internship placements must have completed 30 credits2 by the application deadline
  • meet admission requirements to the relevant Faculty at UAlberta
  • have a valid passport and be eligible to study and work in the destination country

1 equivalencies will be considered for students applying from outside UAlberta
2 or the equivalent of full-time first year studies at your local institution

Program Information

Language of Instruction: English

Track 2: Academic Course 

Managing Government and International Institutions
POLS 328/484 (*3) | Dr. Reza Hasmath, Department of Political Science
May 15 - May 31, 2017

This course looks at managing government and international institutions through the lens of various organizational forms and managerial approaches. We will examine the formal/informal rules, and the evolving organization of government and international institutions. Further, we will explore the intricacies of government and institutional partnerships with particular attention to private enterprise and civil society relationships. Finally, the course will critically analyze the role of micro-level actors embedded in government and international institutions such as the professional, ethnic minorities and women. The course will use salient actors and principals located in Washington D.C. to bring the practice of government and international institutions to life.

Track 3: Internship 

Students who select this module will participate in a 6- to 12-week internship in Washington, DC. 

Placements will be with companies as well as with social, cultural, political, and/or educational organizations and institutions. Internships in a variety of fields, relevant to the location-specific theme, will be offered to appeal to students from a wide diversity of academic disciplines. Students must take Module I to be eligible to participate in Module II (i.e. the internship cannot be taken on its own).

Fees & Costs

The e3 in DC summer program charges a program-specific 3-credit course/internship fee. The amount students will pay depends on which track students choose to participate in. In addition to the program fees, students will be responsible for all other costs such as accommodation, food, insurance, books, flights/transportation, non-instructional fees, as well as other personal expenses. Estimated total program cost can be found via the links below: 

Cost for Track 1: Academic course (POLS 328) + Internship

Cost for Track 2: Academic course only (POLS 328)

Cost for Track 3: Internship only

Note: Fees are subject to change.


Students may request UAI to book shared accommodation for them during the entire e3 in DC program. Students are welcome to find their own accommodation instead of booking through UAI. Shared accommodation will be provided through WISH (Washington Intern Student Housing).

Program Contact

University of Alberta International, Education Abroad