Upcoming Info Sessions
Find all upcoming info sessions, and register to attend, via campus groups.
Join the CALL downtown for an Open House, featuring:
- an in-person info session
- meet-and-greet with current students (and lunch!)
- and a tour of our space.
Followed up by a visit to 55 H St NW, Georgetown’s downtown residence hall.
12:00pm – 1:30pm @ 500 1st St NW |Register to attend here.
5:30pm – 6:30pm on Zoom| Register to attend here.
Build Your Professional Capital
All interested CALL students are assigned a career coach to support them along their professional journey. The CALL’s customized process is designed to help you figure out larger professional goals, like whether you’re ready to start building career experience, develop leadership skills or explore new opportunities. We’ll work with you to find an internship where you can reach your goals. Additional career mentoring opportunities are available throughout your experiential semester.
Whether you self design your semester or immerse yourself within a particular field, CALL students learn how to leverage their academic work to their burgeoning professional skills and knowledge. You will come away with a better understanding of how to apply your intellectual pursuits to your career paths and goals.
Hone Your Expertise
Be Confident in Your Future
The CALL offers you personal and professional reflection, development, skills, and knowledge that will give you a strong foundation for your entire career journey.
You do not have to have an internship at the application stage; you will need to have an internship by the start of the semester. You will be expected to intern for two days a week (around 15-20 hours).
You can apply to any and all internships in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area (in-person, hybrid, or virtual). In addition to internships, students should also consider research/laboratory assistantships and entrepreneurial ventures. International students may only apply to internships that align with their declared major.
Students are welcome to pursue either paid or unpaid internships. The CALL does not have funding to support students pursuing unpaid opportunities.
Students do receive 4 credits for interning and The CALL Internship seminar coursework. By taking the internship in conjunction with the Internship seminar credits makes it as a bona fide academic experience.
International students are strongly encouraged to participate in The CALL as one receives academic credit for the internship. International students must partake in an internship that aligns with their declared major. We recommend international students reach out to the Office of Global Services for more information on CPT/OPT options.
While the experience students gain from a semester at The CALL is very complementary to the study abroad experience, it serves a different purpose. The focus of The CALL is for students to learn how to integrate their studies with their professional goals. Students are able to apply their skills and learning in a real world setting, gain perspective on their own passions and develop greater independence. In addition, at The CALL, students are gaining professional capital they can take with them anywhere. That said, the other focus of the semester is for students to experience Washington D.C. as a resident, something akin to students who study abroad to experience a city/region beyond the classroom.
While you are the leader in the internship process, CALL and Cawley staff are here to help every step of the way!
We developed a proven customized set of workshops designed to strengthen your application and interviewing skills, as well as help you find an internship that match your professional goals. Cawley also offers personalized coaching throughout the process, with CALL staff coaching you throughout your internship. In addition to our staffs, we work in partnership with units and departments across the university to help secure you a spot at your dream internship. CALL staff also works with your internship site to establish the quality of the internship experience, including expectations, goals and deliverables.
Students live at Georgetown’s 55 H St NW residence hall. The dorm features 24-hour professionally-trained support staff, full kitchens, and social spaces.
Yes, CALL students are charged $1,750 for a meal plan. $1,250 will be allocated to your GoCard to purchase meals via participating vendors (including Safeway), and on-campus locations. $500 will be distributed as grocery gift cards. All apartments in the 55 H St residence hall have full kitchens complete with appliances (stove, microwave, fridge, dishwasher) so students can cook their meals.
The CALL also provides two community meals per week at 500 1st NW.
Yes, the CALL offers work-study and non-work-study student employment.
Financial aid works the same at The CALL as it does on the Hilltop campus.
Yes, you should confirm with your advising dean that The CALL semester will not interfere with your graduation trajectory.
Students are not allowed to take courses on the Hilltop during their CALL semester, with the exception of second semester seniors who are taking a thesis/capstone course. These seniors, however, will need to work closely with faculty and CALL staff to ensure that they are spending less than ⅓ course time on the Hilltop.
Students who participate in The CALL must take 1 Professional Experiential Seminar (4 credits), 1 City Seminar (3 credits), and at least 2 workshops (1 credit each) for a total of 9 credits. Students are expected to fill their schedule with other 3 credit course offerings downtown. More specific information about courses can be found at thecall.georgetown.edu/call-courses.
How Do I Apply for the CALL?
Step-by-step Application Process
1. Talk to your academic advising dean about whether The CALL fits in with schedule and your larger graduation trajectory.
Commit to the CALL by filling out the CALL Spring 2024 Application, by Sunday, November 19th, 2023.
4. Housing & Meal Plans: The CALL informs housing you will be downtown for Spring 2024, and works with Auxiliary Services to enroll you in the Downtown Meal Plan.
5. Course Registration: You will be given special permission to register for CALL courses during the registration period. CALL courses are exclusively reserved for CALL students until add/drop begins for Spring 2024.
6. Internship Search Begins: Our Career Coach will be in touch with you to get started on the next part of your journey. Immediate questions? Reach out to Melissa.Bernard@georgetown.edu.