The Washington Term Program is an undergraduate living-learning experience in Washington D.C., combining full-time internships, college coursework, and a lecture series. Each spring, a select group of sixteen students spend four days per week working in their internships. On Fridays, they attend a morning class and afternoon guest lectures by prominent political figures in Washington. The program, open to all majors, has given over 400 W&L students a unique experience in Washington since its founding in 1987.
Participants receive six credit hours for successful completion of the course. Grading is based on the student's performance in class, a research paper, evaluations from the student's place of work, and an analytical journal in which students write about their observations and experiences.