Academic Internship Program

Transform your major into an exciting career while living, working and learning with a Washington, D.C. internship. Learn more about The Washington Center's Academic Internship Program.

  • Career Readiness Programming

    Career Readiness Programming

    TWC's Career Readiness Programming is designed to help you develop the professionalism, communication skills and network necessary to excel in any work environment.

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  • What’s It Like to be a Virtual Intern? Here’s What Students Say

    What’s It Like to be a Virtual Intern? Here’s What Students Say

    TWC students share how their virtual internships helped them gain valuable professional experience—all from the comfort of their homes.

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  • Launch a Career You'll Love0:54

    Launch a Career You'll Love

    Test-drive your interests and gain real-world experience through a semester or summer with The Washington Center.

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  • Sample Internship Sites

    Sample Internship Sites

    Hundreds of nonprofit, private sector and government agencies host Washington Center interns each year. This list includes a subset of organizations at which students have recently interned.

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  • Academic Internship Program Guide

    Academic Internship Program Guide

    No matter wha's going on in the world, The Washington Center is here to help you launch a career you'll love. Take a tour of our Academic Internship Program with this interactive guide.

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  • Internship at Advocacy Group Provides Connections and Confidence

    Internship at Advocacy Group Provides Connections and Confidence

    University of Southern Mississippi student Kellie Jackson talks about how her TWC internship with a non-profit advocacy group prepared her for life after college.

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  • Gaining Clarity on a Career in Criminal Justice Reform

    Gaining Clarity on a Career in Criminal Justice Reform

    Olivia Avery, Political Science and Anthropology major from University of Vermont, interned at the Council for Court Excellence through TWC's Academic Internship Program.

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  • Internship Gives a Jump Start to a Career in Finance

    Internship Gives a Jump Start to a Career in Finance

    Anthony Collins is a Business Administration major from Fitchburg State University interning at the Internal Revenue Service in the Fall 2020 semester. Here, he shares his TWC experience.

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  • What is TWC?3:13

    What is TWC?

    Get a quick overview of what an internship experience through The Washington Center can look like for you!

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  • Monumental Experiences at The Washington Center2:09

    Monumental Experiences at The Washington Center

    TWC students share how a semester at The Washington Center helped them go from college to career.

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  • Academic Internship Program
    Transform your major into an exciting career while living, working and learning in Washington, D.C.

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  • Student Spotlight: Hannah Jacobson from the University of Washington

    Student Spotlight: Hannah Jacobson from the University of Washington

    A virtual internship through The Washington Center provided vital career experience and immense personal and professional growth. 

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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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  • TWC for Government, Political Science & International Relations Students29:03

    TWC for Government, Political Science & International Relations Students

    Learn how the Academic Internship Program can help you get hands-on experience for academic credit and build your professional network in politics and international relations.

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  • TWC for Marketing, Communication and Journalism Students32:59

    TWC for Marketing, Communication and Journalism Students

    Learn how the Academic Internship Program can help you get hands-on experience for academic credit and build your professional network in the fields of marketing, communication and journalism.

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  • TWC for Business Students23:24

    TWC for Business Students

    Learn how the Academic Internship Program can help you get hands-on experience for academic credit and build your professional network in business.

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  • A Week in the Life of a Public Policy Major Interning at a D.C. Nonprofit

    A Week in the Life of a Public Policy Major Interning at a D.C. Nonprofit

    Kelia, a Public Policy major from Arizona State University, shares what a week is like as an intern at a Washington, D.C. nonprofit.

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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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  • Fitchburg State Students Gain Valuable Career Experience, Build Networks in Washington, D.C.

    Fitchburg State Students Gain Valuable Career Experience, Build Networks in Washington, D.C.

    Since 2001, Fitchburg State University students have been coming to The Washington Center (TWC) to intern, build their professional networks and establish a solid foundation to launch their careers.

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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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  • 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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