Schieffer School in Washington

Bob Schieffer moderates a class exercise at The Washington Center as part of the Schieffer School in Washington program.

Bob Schieffer moderates a class exercise at The Washington Center as part of the Schieffer School in Washington program.

In the Department of Journalism’s Washington, D.C., internship program, a select group of junior and senior students spend the fall semester in the nation’s capital.

The central experience is a virtually full-time internship at a news organization in Washington, D.C.  An example would be the CBS Washington bureau.  Students are expected to work four days a week and their body of work will be assessed for a grade.

The internship will be co-supervised by the employer and a professor of record from TCU, who will visit students in Washington during the semester. Students who haven’t earned other internship credit at TCU can earn six hours for the internship.

Students can earn another three hours in a concentrated elective two-week course at the beginning of the semester on Media in Washington.  This orientation is required for the program.

By taking courses in the fall catalog of The Washington Center, students can earn another three to nine hours (a maximum of 18 hours) toward their TCU degrees.

Students live in the residential facilities of The Washington Center near Union Station unless other arrangements are made and approved by the Department of Journalism.

There is no difference in tuition for this program than what would typically be incurred on campus; however, housing expenses and the cost of living are higher in Washington.