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  • The Washington Center Launches the Largest Virtual Academic Internship Program in the Country with 550+ Students Starting Summer Internships

    The Washington Center Launches the Largest Virtual Academic Internship Program in the Country with 550+ Students Starting Summer Internships

    Students will intern 20-25 hours per week, participate in virtual career readiness sessions and workshops such as resume writing, interviewing, and more.

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  • From New Jersey to D.C. and Back: My Dream Internship Goes Online

    From New Jersey to D.C. and Back: My Dream Internship Goes Online

    When Kelsey Ballard came to The Washington Center for the Spring 2020 semester, she wasn’t expecting a global pandemic would force her to return home early.

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  • What I Learned from Interning Remotely

    What I Learned from Interning Remotely

    When Olivia Wieseler started her Washington, D.C. internship, she wasn't expecting to finish it from home. However, she learned a lot from the experience and shares some tips to help you prepare.

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  • Graduating in the Age of COVID-19

    Graduating in the Age of COVID-19

    This guide introduces a variety of resources, ideas and mindsets you can utilize to manage launching a career in times of uncertainty.

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  • Survival Guide to The First Week of Your Remote Internship

    Survival Guide to The First Week of Your Remote Internship

    Use these tips to start your remote internship off strong, make a good impression and stay organized.

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  • College to Career: Myths and Misconceptions

    College to Career: Myths and Misconceptions

    Every year, millions of college graduates enter the job market. We break down common myths about the college-to-career transition so you know what to really expect.

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  • The Washington Center Preserves Internship Experience with Summer 2020 Virtual Internship Program

    The Washington Center Preserves Internship Experience with Summer 2020 Virtual Internship Program

    Special program re-engages professional opportunities that could have been lost to COVID-19.

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  • The Washington Center’s 45th Anniversary

    The Washington Center’s 45th Anniversary

    Yearlong ‘Monumental Career Journeys Start Here’ Celebration Commences

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  • Internship Combines Passions, Leads to Important Self Discoveries1:16

    Internship Combines Passions, Leads to Important Self Discoveries

    “What you learn about yourself is life-changing.” Bonita Bellal of Suffolk University credits her TWC experience with helping her discover what she wants in a career.

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  • TWC Alum Uses His Public Health Training to Help with COVID-19 Testing

    TWC Alum Uses His Public Health Training to Help with COVID-19 Testing

    How are members of The Washington Center community stepping up to help during the coronavirus pandemic? VET Initiative alumni Vegas volunteers with the Medical Reserve Corps in Washington, D.C.

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  • Molly Garton: A Monumental Experience Forging Lifelong Connections in Washington, D.C.

    Molly Garton: A Monumental Experience Forging Lifelong Connections in Washington, D.C.

    Molly Garton, Communications major from Lubbock Christian University, reflects on her professional semester experience in Washington, D.C. during spring 2020. 

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  • Think Tank Internship Provided St. Lawrence Student with Career Direction, Professional Connections

    Think Tank Internship Provided St. Lawrence Student with Career Direction, Professional Connections

    St. Lawrence University senior Jacob Ciolek credits The Washington Center with introducing him to a diverse cast of friends, a mentor and the work experience needed to launch his career.

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  • From HUD Intern to DNC Finance Director for the African American Leadership Council

    From HUD Intern to DNC Finance Director for the African American Leadership Council

    Bridgewater State University and TWC alum Augusto Goncalves shares his experience as an intern and his personal outlook on the 2020 election.

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  • A Monumental Journey to Here

    A Monumental Journey to Here

    Join The Washington Center in celebrating our 45th Anniversary, and the more than 60,000 young people and partners who’ve helped us further our mission.

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  • Managing Your Career During Times of Uncertainty: 5 Steps You Can Take Today

    Managing Your Career During Times of Uncertainty: 5 Steps You Can Take Today

    With so much job uncertainty in the world right now, here are five easy steps you can take to gain control of your career.

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  • Claudette Enriquez: Discovering a Second Career Path in Journalism at C-SPAN

    Claudette Enriquez: Discovering a Second Career Path in Journalism at C-SPAN

    Claudette Enriquez is a Communications major at University of Pikeville interning at C-SPAN in Spring 2020. Here, she shares her career journey.

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  • What's an Informational Interview and How Do I Ace It?

    What's an Informational Interview and How Do I Ace It?

    Informational interviews are conversations with a professional to get more information about their career field. Use these tips to successfully set up and conduct one. 

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  • A Week in My Life as an Intern for the Department of Defense

    A Week in My Life as an Intern for the Department of Defense

    Liz, a political science major from Loyola Marymount University, shares what a week in her life is like as an intern for the U.S. Department of Defense.

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  • Top Five Tips for Beating the "I'm-Just-an-Intern" Mentality

    Top Five Tips for Beating the "I'm-Just-an-Intern" Mentality

    Whenever you step into a new environment, it’s easy to slide into a pattern of self-doubt or imposter-syndrome.

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  • From Westfield, MA to Washington, D.C.: What I've Learned on My Journey to Interning at the Department of Homeland Security

    From Westfield, MA to Washington, D.C.: What I've Learned on My Journey to Interning at the Department of Homeland Security

    Interning for one of the largest federal agencies in the U.S., the Department of Homeland Security, can be nerve-wracking. I knew that I had to be on my A-game.

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  • IUP Professor Shares Her Experience, Excitement for Students Attending Republican National Convention

    IUP Professor Shares Her Experience, Excitement for Students Attending Republican National Convention

    Leading her students in a once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunity at the 2016 Republican National Convention was a fantastic experience for IUP professor Michele Papakie.

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  • The Florida Girl's Guide to Winter in D.C.

    The Florida Girl's Guide to Winter in D.C.

    Going to a place with seasons is a big change for this Florida girl. While D.C. may not have winters like Minnesota, winter in D.C. is still cold, rainy and can be very unpredictable. 

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  • Madonna University Chooses The Washington Center as D.C.-Based Internship Partner

    Madonna University Chooses The Washington Center as D.C.-Based Internship Partner

    This strategic partnership will provide students from Livonia, Michigan's Madonna University opportunities to gain invaluable career preparation experience in Washington, D.C.

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  • The D.C. Intern's Guide to Coping with Burnout

    The D.C. Intern's Guide to Coping with Burnout

    Although your time in D.C. is short, burnout can set in quickly.

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  • How to Ace the Phone Interview with Your Dream Internship

    How to Ace the Phone Interview with Your Dream Internship

    Your dream internship is perhaps a phone call away. Follow these tips to prepare for and ace the phone interview. 

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  • Four Essential Things You Never Thought to Pack for a D.C. Internship

    Four Essential Things You Never Thought to Pack for a D.C. Internship

    When packing for your semester in D.C., you're bound to forget a few things - especially these four commonly forgotten items.

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  • Fields of Corn to Fields of History: What I Learned Moving from the Midwest to Washington, D.C.

    Fields of Corn to Fields of History: What I Learned Moving from the Midwest to Washington, D.C.

    As a Midwesterner, I was in for some culture shock moving to D.C. However, I quickly learned there is something for everyone in D.C., even for a small-town girl like me.

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  • An Introvert's Guide to Networking

    An Introvert's Guide to Networking

    Introverts, or those who get their energy by spending time alone, have always gotten the short end of the stick when it comes to expectations in the workplace.

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  • A Day in the Life of a Communications Intern at a Nonprofit Organization

    A Day in the Life of a Communications Intern at a Nonprofit Organization

    Mireya Cabrera shares what a typical day is like as an intern on the Communications Team at Global Ties U.S., a nonprofit partner of the U.S. Department of State.

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  • How Do You Know If an Internship Is Right for You?

    How Do You Know If an Internship Is Right for You?

    With internships playing such an important role in your early career journey, here’s a practical guide to help you decide which internship opportunity is the “right” one. 

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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 Political Science Major Interning at the U.S. Department of Justice

    A Day in the Life of a Political Science Major Interning at the U.S. Department of Justice

    Elizabeth Lupinacci, a Political Science major from Quinnipiac University, shares what a typical day is like as an intern in Washington, D.C. 

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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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  • How to Prepare for a Difficult Conversation at Work

    How to Prepare for a Difficult Conversation at Work

    Here’s how to identify and overcome the most difficult workplace conundrums.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Why I Keep Coming Back to TWC Seminars

    Why I Keep Coming Back to TWC Seminars

    Nancy Cade from University of Pikeville has participated in 25 Academic Seminars at The Washington Center (TWC). Here, she talks about what inspires her to keep coming back.

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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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  • From D.C. Intern to Pennsylvania State Senator

    From D.C. Intern to Pennsylvania State Senator

    For Dickinson College and Washington Center alumna Lindsey Williams, an internship at The National Whistleblower Center kicked off a career journey that led to the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

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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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  • My Internship Still Helps Me Today, Says Filmmaker and Writer Barrett Holmes Pitner

    My Internship Still Helps Me Today, Says Filmmaker and Writer Barrett Holmes Pitner

    Barrett Holmes Pitner left Furman University in South Carolina for an 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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  • A Week in the Life of a Capitol Hill Intern

    A Week in the Life of a Capitol Hill Intern

    Capitol Hill is like a city within a city, distinct within the surrounding D.C. metropolitan area and unique in its culture, behaviors and lifestyle. Here's an example of what you could experience.

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  • Alumni Spotlight: Kevin Jones1:10

    Alumni Spotlight: Kevin Jones

    TWC alumnus Kevin Jones talks about the impact his TWC internship had in opening doors in his life, and his commitment to paying it forward.

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  • What are My TWC Application Documents For?

    What are My TWC Application Documents For?

    When you apply to The Washington Center, we ask you to submit a few documents along with your application. This article explains the documents we ask for, why we ask for them, and how we use them. 

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  • 5 Must-Dos for D.C. Interns

    5 Must-Dos for D.C. Interns

    As my summer in Washington, D.C. comes to an end, I wanted to share some of my favorite things I did this summer that I believe everybody should take advantage of during their time in D.C.!

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  • Intern Spotlight: Thomas Delany1:20

    Intern Spotlight: Thomas Delany

    Thomas Delany, a student from Stockton University, interned at a small law firm. The experience solidified his aspiration to go to law school.

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  • The Value of Being a TWC Partner

    The Value of Being a TWC Partner

    Suffolk University's Christina Kulich-Vamvakas shared her thoughts on a partnership that has lasted 40 years, and the impact of TWC's program for her and for her students.

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  • Intern Spotlight: KaBriya Baldwin1:17

    Intern Spotlight: KaBriya Baldwin

    KaBriya Baldwin, a student at University of Arkansas at Little Rock, shares her TWC story

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  • The 5 Coolest D.C. Internships You Never Knew Existed

    The 5 Coolest D.C. Internships You Never Knew Existed

    Washington, D.C. has always been known as a fast-paced, button up town where politics is all that matters, but there’s much more to D.C. than just policy and government.

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  • The Washington Center Experience3:08

    The Washington Center Experience

    A Washington Center internship experience can transform and shape your professional life for years to come. Learn more.

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