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  • Survival Guide to Your First Week at an Internship

    Survival Guide to Your First Week at an Internship

    Whether you’re a seasoned intern or just starting out, the first week at a new office can be challenging. Here’s your one-stop guide to surviving the first few days.

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  • Watch Inside Washington 2020 On Demand
    Speakers share their insights and expertise into how the 2020 presidential race will develop.

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  • Digital Info Session

    Digital Info Session

    Learn more about The Washington Center Experience from application to arrival.

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  • Acing the Interview: What You Need to Know

    Acing the Interview: What You Need to Know

    After empowering over 60,000 students with the experience, skills and network they need to land the right career for them, we like to think we know a thing or two about acing interviews.

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  • A Day in the Life of a Congressional Staff Intern

    A Day in the Life of a Congressional Staff Intern

    What's it like to be a Congressional intern in Washington, D.C.? Fall 2019 Student Contributor Matt Enriquez explains a typical day. 

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  • A Day in the Life of a TWC Intern at a D.C. Nonprofit

    A Day in the Life of a TWC Intern at a D.C. Nonprofit

    What a typical Monday looks like as a Development and Communications Intern at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC).

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  • What It's Like to Intern with The U.S. Marshals Service

    What It's Like to Intern with The U.S. Marshals Service

    As a criminal justice student with the goal of working in federal law enforcement, it has been a privilege to intern at the United States Marshals Service in Washington, D.C.

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  • An Intern's Guide to Navigating D.C.'s Professional World

    An Intern's Guide to Navigating D.C.'s Professional World

    In Washington D.C., nothing is constant. Every day, new legislation is proposed and amended, businesses emerge and grow, and one event can entirely change an economic or political landscape.

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  • Four Reasons You Need an Internship

    Four Reasons You Need an Internship

    Ask yourself this: Do you want a job right out of college? If you answered ‘yes’ then read on.  

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  • Sample Internship Sites

    Sample Internship Sites

    Hundreds of nonprofit, international, private sector, and government agencies host Washington Center interns each year. This list is not exhaustive and includes only a subset of organizations at which

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  • Intern Spotlight with IUP's Kane Rhinehart1:20

    Intern Spotlight with IUP's Kane Rhinehart

    Kane Rhinehart, a student from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, talks about how his internship with Voice of America and the TWC experience helped him develop professionally.

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  • The Washington Center's Residential and Academic Center in NoMa1:09

    The Washington Center's Residential and Academic Center in NoMa

    The Washington Center’s Residential and Academic Facility is more than a housing facility – it’s a community, a learning environment and a place to call home while you’re in D.C.

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  • Alumni Q&A with Lindsey Williams of Dickinson College

    Alumni Q&A with Lindsey Williams of Dickinson College

    The Washington Center and Dickinson College alumna Lindsey Williams participated in TWC's Academic Internship Program in 2004 and interned with the National Whistleblower Center. 

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  • How to Finish an Internship Strong

    How to Finish an Internship Strong

    The end of the semester can be stressful. Keep these tips in mind to finish your internship strong.

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  • How TWC Alumni Launched Careers They Love3:18

    How TWC Alumni Launched Careers They Love

    Alumni discuss how The Washington Center helped them launch careers they love.

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  • How to Get Feedback That's Actually Helpful

    How to Get Feedback That's Actually Helpful

    It’s the thing that scares all of us — feedback.

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  • Internship to Career: Tying It All Together

    Internship to Career: Tying It All Together

    An internship is the best way for college students to get real-world work experience and figure out the right career path for them.

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  • Summer in D.C. Set VET Alumna "On Fire" and Gave Her Confidence to Pursue Dream Jobs

    Summer in D.C. Set VET Alumna "On Fire" and Gave Her Confidence to Pursue Dream Jobs

    TWC’s VET Initiative helped Navy and Army National Guard Veteran and full-time student Yara Morgan relate her military skills to the civilian sector and expand her professional network.

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  • Alumni Q&A with Barrett Holmes Pitner of Furman University

    Alumni Q&A with Barrett Holmes Pitner of Furman University

    Barrett Holmes Pitner left Furman University in South Carolina for his Spring 2003 TWC internship on the Hill with a then little-known congressman, Bernie Sanders.

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  • Intern Spotlight: Gregory Harpe1:43

    Intern Spotlight: Gregory Harpe

    Gregory Harpe, a student from the Monmouth University, shares his TWC story.

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  • Why Internships Are An Investment in Your Future

    Why Internships Are An Investment in Your Future

    If you are thinking about an internship next semester, you may have lots of questions. What might my internship site expect of me? What new skills will I acquire after completing my internship?...

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