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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.
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
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.
Why You Should Apply Early for a D.C. Internship
Did you know there are perks to applying by the priority deadline for any of our semester programs? Aside from getting a head start on your Washington D.C. internship experience, there are a lot...
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.!
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.
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
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
The Washington Center Experience
A Washington Center internship experience can transform and shape your professional life for years to come. Learn more.
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.
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.
What I Learned About Setting Goals and Actually Achieving Them
The Washington Center's Leadership, Engagement, Achievement and Development (LEAD) class is a non-judgmental space full of encouraging people that are going through the same things as you.
Alumni Q&A with Clarion University Grad Seth Ickes
Seth Ickes left his intimate, rural campus of Clarion University to intern with a policy nonprofit in D.C. The totality of the experience flung open a multitude of new doors.
LEAD Beyond the Classroom
By the end of the semester, what can interns expect to take away from LEAD? With opportunities for both experiential and in-class learning, LEAD allows interns to become more career-ready in...
How the Evening Course Complements Your TWC Experience
TWC's evening classes are not just opportunities to study different topics of interests, but for students to understand how the components of these courses can ultimately shape any future career.
Why TWC Is So Much More Than a D.C. Internship