Looking for an entry level job or internship in Washington DC? This is an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have relevant entry level and internship opportunities.
Washington, D.C. is the capital and government center of the United States. While the federal government accounts for 29% of all jobs in Washington, D.C., the greater metro area is also home to many law firms, contractors, non-profit and international organizations, lobbying firms, and trade groups. Education, healthcare, and scientific research are top industries less related to the federal government, with the area’s major universities and hospitals ranking among the top non-government employers. Additionally, four of the Fortune 500 companies are based in Washington, D.C.