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.

  • Digital Info Session

    Digital Info Session

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

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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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  • 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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  • Why You Should Apply Early for a D.C. Internship

    Why You Should Apply Early for a D.C. Internship

    Aside from getting a head start on your Washington D.C. internship experience, there are a few other reasons you should apply to the Washington Center early.

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  • D.C. Internship Experience Infographic

    D.C. Internship Experience Infographic

    Find out what you'll being doing each week as a TWC Intern in our exciting and active home of Washington, D.C.!

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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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  • Understanding TWC's LEAD Colloquium

    Understanding TWC's LEAD Colloquium

    LEAD stands for Leadership, Engagement, Achievement, and Development. TWC's LEAD Colloquium helps you become more career-ready in tangible ways.

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  • The Evening Course

    The Evening Course

    During your professional semester at The Washington Center, you'll take part in an evening course one night a week. You could fulfill a requirement for your major or experience a course you could only

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  • Fear Not! Our ELOs Make Your Post-TWC Career Step a Confident Step

    Fear Not! Our ELOs Make Your Post-TWC Career Step a Confident Step

    What comes after your semester in D.C.? Whether you come to The Washington Center with a career plan in mind or have no idea where it should go, you’ll need expert direction that wraps up the sum...

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  • Intern Spotlight: Nicholas Midei, Waynesburg University

    Intern Spotlight: Nicholas Midei, Waynesburg University

    Interning with the U.S. Marshals Service allowed Waynesburg University's Nicholas Midei to see if Washington, D.C. was the right fit for his criminal justice career. 

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  • How to Plan Ahead for Your Professional Semester Experience

    How to Plan Ahead for Your Professional Semester Experience

    Taking any time off campus requires lots of preparation in advance — between commitments to student organizations and requirements to graduate on time, it’s important to make sure you’ve got...

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  • Intern Spotlight: Holly Burke, Grand Valley State University

    Intern Spotlight: Holly Burke, Grand Valley State University

    Holly Burke traded her small campus in Michigan for a D.C. internship with the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. The experience helped her develop networking and other professional skills.

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  • Gaining Strength and Insight Through the LEAD Colloquium

    Gaining Strength and Insight Through the LEAD Colloquium

    Although there are many different classes and activities to choose from at The Washington Center, there is one class that we all take part in: the LEAD Colloquium.

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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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  • What to Expect After Acceptance

    What to Expect After Acceptance

    This infographic breaks down the steps and processes you can expect to follow once you have been accepted into The Washington Center's Academic Internship Program.

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  • The Washington Center Course Guide

    The Washington Center Course Guide

    The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars is pleased to offer the courses described in this Course Guide for the Spring 2020 semester.

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