Cost and Eligibility


Below is a list of required expenses:

  • Appalachian State summer tuition and fees in order to earn course credit for internship
  • Health Insurance (either through the University or on your own)
  • Housing in a row house on Capitol Hill: $3,300 for the entire summer

-Includes utilities (water, electricity, internet), washer and dryer, and weekly housekeeping of common living areas

-The first payment of 50% will be due on May 15, 2016, and the second payment due July 1, 2016.      Participants must commit to the entire housing plan; there are no sublets or pro-rated leases.

  • Non-refundable housing processing fee: $300
  • Refundable housing security deposit: $200

Financial Aid Considerations

Meet with The Office of Student Financial Aid as early as possible, even as you are in the application process for the program. Each student's situation will differ and the costs of living in DC will need to be recalculated into your financial aid package. Make sure you bring the following when you meet with The Office of Student Financial Aid .

  1. Estimated expenses for the semester as stated above
  2. A completed FAFSA

Eligibility for Currently Enrolled Students

Eligibility for Participation

All undergraduate and graduate students from any major, minor, or concentration are encouraged to apply.  A student must be earning course credit for the internship they are participating in to be considered for the program.  Participation in the international component of this program is required; this will include, but is not limited to, attending seminars, speaking engagements, and service projects in addition to the internship requirements.  Students should submit all application materials even if an internship has not yet been secured.  Students are advised to contact Sharon Jensen,, for internship application assistance.  


Contact Us

Career Development Center, John Thomas Hall
287 River Street
Boone, NC 28608

Phone: (828) 262-2180

For questions regarding the AppState in DC Internship Program please contact:

Sharon Jensen
Phone: (828)262-2832