Tag: Tourist Tips

DC Area Hike: Great Falls Park- Maryland

DC Area Hike: Great Falls Park- Maryland

Great Falls Park Maryland Edition can be found if you just hop over the Potomac River. Drive down the windy MacArthur Ave and avoid every biker you see, of which there will almost definitely be a lot. Similar to the Virginia side, it has a $10 […]

Where to find Five Free Bathrooms in Downtown DC

Where to find Five Free Bathrooms in Downtown DC

Picture this: you’re doing the touristy thing and are taking pictures on the National Mall. You’ve had a lot of water because it’s summer in the city and you want to stay hydrated. Then all of the sudden it hits you: you need to go […]

How to Find an Internship in Washington, DC

How to Find an Internship in Washington, DC

If you opened this thinking, “it’s not next spring, Shannon…why are we talking about internships?”, please give me a chance. I’m here to tell you that it is never too early to start looking. New York City might be the “city that never sleeps”, but Washington D.C. is the “city that makes you apply for internships 9 months before you would start and then makes you feel bad about missing all the deadlines”. Maybe this is a unique to DC thing. Or maybe it feels like it because the city holds a lot of government agencies and ~security clearances~ are a dime a dozen here. Finding an internship in DC isn’t impossible, but you have to be up to the challenge.

So let’s pretend that you’re looking for an internship for summer 2018. I’ve laid out a fairly simple timeline for you to follow, but it is flexible. It’s also definitely dependent on the type of organization you want to work for. I’ve tried to make it as all-encompassing as I could. Finding an internship in this city is one of the worst things I have ever had to do (and I’ve done it a lot). Here’s to your process being easy and quick!

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13 Apps to Download before visiting Washington, DC

13 Apps to Download before visiting Washington, DC

As with most cities, when you’re visiting for the first time you could very likely feel a bit overwhelmed. We’re no New York City or Tokyo, but DC definitely has it’s headaches. To mitigate those stresses as best as possible, whip out your smartphone and […]

Where to Watch DC Fireworks (other than the National Mall)

Where to Watch DC Fireworks (other than the National Mall)

Last week, Carrie outlined what we’d consider the perfect tourist’s guide to their first Fourth of July in the nation’s capital. However, maybe it’s not your first rodeo in DC and you’re looking for something different. You don’t have to brave the crowds down by the […]