With Washington, D.C., as our backdrop, students at the National Catholic School of Social Service work and live in the hub of social policy and social service research in America. Our proximity to Catholic agencies such as The United States Catholic Conference of Bishops and Catholic Charities, USA, as well as federal organizations such as the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, gives students a wide array of choices for academic field placement. Internships with governmental, non-governmental, private, and charitable organizations place students on the front lines of social policy change and advocacy.