17 Jan Inauguration In DC
Another four years have passed and it’s time for the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States of America. On January 20, the country comes together on the West Lawn of the US Capitol for the peaceful transfer of power in one of America’s best known rituals.
For interns working and housing on Capitol Hill, they will get a firsthand view of the pomp and circumstance for the inauguration in DC. Sure, there will be lots of street closures and security as thousands make their way to the National Mall to witness the swearing in ceremony. Many of the past US Presidents and their families will be attending. There will be a parade beginning at the US Capitol and ending at the White House with route signs posted on many of the lamp posts at the intersections on Capitol Hill. Large banners are streamed across the streets to assist interns and local guests get around the DC Metro area.
There will be many events with the US Senate and House of Representatives offices. And there will be lots of activities surrounding the Inaugural balls which will be held around DC later that evening in honor of the inauguration in DC. While there are only two official Inaugural balls, there are plenty of unofficial balls open to the public, including the Bluegrass Ball and the All America Ball. Several of the states are hosting their own balls as well. Events will officially kick off on Jan. 19 with a wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and a concert at the Lincoln Memorial. Remember security will be tight and plan plenty of time to get to get around town.
So if you are lucky enough to be interning in Washington, DC, soak up all the excitement and enjoy the rest of your internship. Whether you are a Republican, Democrat or Independent, it’s always a good time to intern in Washington, DC and check out the inauguration in DC! And if you’re planning on coming to DC to intern, be sure to check out our convenient intern housing, located near the US Capitol!