As you mentioned being from DC, I would like to let you know about the awesome DC program that was started this summer by Professor Peter Swire. Professor Swire worked in the White House under Clinton and currently lives in DC (teaches at OSU in the fall only), so he has tons of contacts. This summer students are interning at OMB, Dept of Homeland Security, Ways & Means Committee, and many more places in DC. In addition to these great internships, Professor Swire teaches a regulatory theory and policy class over the summer as well as a seminar that accompanies the internship. It is a great program and is just one of the many examples of how committed OSU law professors are to creating opportunities for students. From what I've heard from students at other schools, the OSU professors are accessible, dedicated, and of course exceptionally qualified on a level that is rare.