Global Center for Business and Economic Policy
Catholic University’s location in the heart of Washington, D.C., is ideal for students who are interested in economic policy, international business, entrepreneurship, and development. The capital region offers internship and career opportunities at major companies, fast-growing start-ups, government agencies, and non-profits.
Washington, D.C., also ranks first on the list of best cities for recent college graduates, according to a recent study by The Atlantic.
Some Financial and Economic Institutions in D.C.
If you are interested in economic policy, Washington, D.C., is the place to be. Internship opportunities are available at all of these institutions for qualified undergraduate and/or graduate students.
U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Department of the Treasury
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
U.S. Department of Labor
Federal Reserve Board
Securities and Exchange Commission
International Monetary Fund
The World Bank
World Trade Organization
Inter-American Development Bank
International Finance Corporation
Economic Development Administration
5 Facts about Business in the D.C. Area
- Home to 20 Fortune 500 company headquarters—10% of the national total and more than any other major metropolitan area.
- Added 276,300 jobs between 2001 and 2011, and boasted a 23.1% growth in business and professional services.
- Remained the #1 U.S. real estate market for three consecutive years.
- Median household income is 20% higher than that of any other major metropolitan region.
- Second only to the San Francisco/San Jose area for its percentage of female executives.