The Washington Program

A World of Possibilities

Students explore the city through four concentration areas, learning from and collaborating with experts from trailblazing, history-making organizations.

Freshmen gain a broad understanding of the city’s political structure, geography, and vast resources.

get to know the program’s four concentrations: public policy, sustainability, cultural awareness, and entrepreneurship.

discover their passion and choose a concentration.

engage in a yearlong capstone project that culminates in a month-long off-campus externship – an opportunity to job shadow, research, or create.

Concentration Areas

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Meet the Washington Program Faculty

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  • Photo of Ryan Pemberton

    Ryan Pemberton 

    Director of the McCain-Ravenel Center
  • Photo of Mary Schwanda

    Mimi Schwanda 

    Teacher - Mathematics & Computer Science; Assistant Director of the McCain-Ravenel Center; Dorm Head
  • Photo of Mildred Smith

    Millie Smith 

    Assistant Director of the McCain-Ravenel Center; Teacher - English
  • Photo of Stefanie Smith

    Stefanie Smith 

    General Counsel; Teacher - Social Studies

The Senior Externship

The Senior Externship provides an authentic professional experience to qualified seniors in the final month of their academic year. The Senior Externship is a unique opportunity to engage with an organization located in the greater Washington, D.C. area. The Senior Externship will take place during May. All participating seniors will be engaged in approximately four 35-hour, professional weeks.

The Episcopal High School Senior Externship Program is a more than 40-year-old tradition that has helped EHS graduates connect with the diverse resources that Washington, D.C., has to offer.

Externships by Concentration

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  • Cultural Awareness

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  • Entrepreneurship

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  • Public Policy

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  • Sustainability

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