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Washington Academic Internship Program

Raised toward our $25,000 Goal
205 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on February 28, at 11:59 PM EST
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March 01, 2021

Alumni & Friends: 

Wow! Not only did we meet our goal- we exceeded it by nearly $500! 

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! For the 6th year in a row, you all came together to ensure that Ohio State students hoping to launch their careers in DC have the opportunity to do so. While much uncertainty lies ahead, we feel humbled to know that we can provide students the opportunity with the support of a scholarship. Your gift will allow us to make unpaid internships possible this summer, and when the program returns in-person (fingers crossed for this fall), we'll be able to award housing scholarships again. These scholarships are often a game changer for students, especially given the high cost of housing in DC or the difficulty an unpaid internship presents (an unfortunate reality we hope to change someday, but a long road remains in front of us). 

We are eager to update you about the recipients. Until then, please know how grateful we are to you for supporting WAIP. Thanks for making our 6th annual campaign a success. Thanks to you, Senator Glenn's important legacy continues. 


Katy, Sydney and the WAIP Team

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Friendship 7

On February 20, 1962, NASA astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth in his Mercury capsule Friendship 7.


Years Served by Senator Glenn

Senator John Glenn served Ohio for 25 years in the U.S. Senate.


Sustaining Member

Covers annual dues to be a Sustaining Member of The Ohio State University Alumni Association


Year Sen. Glenn back to space

Senator Glenn returned to space on the space shuttle Discovery in '98 at the age of 77.


Minutes of Friendship 7 flight

John Glenn's Friendship 7 was in flight for 4 hours and 56 minutes, or 296 total minutes.


# of WAIP alumni

Approximately 935 students have participated in the Washington Academic Internship Program (WAIP) since the program started 21 years ago.

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