Alumni Success Stories
The Washington Center alumni community is over 60,000 strong. It's made up of founders, CEOs, entrepreneurs, government officials and changemakers - and possibly you.
Intern Spotlight: Lauren Hickey
Lauren Hickey, a student from DePauw University, interned at The Charles Group consulting firm during her semester with The Washington Center's Academic Internship Program.
Intern Spotlight: Isabella Ronson
Isabelle Ronson, a student from the University of New Hampshire, interned at the Foundation on Economic Trends during her semester with The Washington Center's Academic Internship Program.
Intern Spotlight: Fradely Delacruz
Fradely Delacruz, a student from Monmouth University, interned with the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute during her semester with The Washington Center's Academic Internship Program.
Intern Spotlight: Bobby Olejarczyk
Bobby Olejarczyk, a student from Bentley University, interned with U.S. Department of Education during his semester with The Washington Center's Academic Internship Program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Public Affairs Internship Leads to Communications Career in D.C.
University of Dayton graduate Kelly Miller is a Director at Banner Public Affairs and author of the 2018 book "Get Attention: Brand Building for Startups."
Greatest Investment I’ve Made, Says Political Operative, Miranda Wade
Ohio Northern University alumna Miranda Wade attended the 2008 Republican National Convention through TWC's Campaign Seminar. The experience served as the foundation for her political career.
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.
Maturity, Leadership Among Qualities VET Interns Bring to the Workplace
Paul Hammer has overseen TWC interns at Izar Capital Group, a private market merchant bank and strategic advisory group he co-founded in 2003, for the past five years. A boutique shop, Izar...
How TWC Alumni Launched Careers They Love
Alumni discuss how The Washington Center helped them launch careers they love.
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.
Alumni Spotlight: Tevin Ali from Florida Atlantic University
Summer 2016 TWC alum Tevin Ali shares his story, including the challenges he overcame as a first-generation college student, and the important role that TWC played in his journey.
From the RNC to Twitter: How the National Convention Experience Shaped this Alumna’s Career
University of Texas at Arlington alumna Lauren Devoll participated in TWC's Campaign Seminar in 2012. The experience directly impacted her first step after school - a job with the RNC.
My Advice to Students: Do Internships
An internship in the U.S. helped Canadian alumna Stacey Berry figure out her career direction: “The Washington Center really opened my eyes to endless possibilities.”
D.C. Internship Springboards Career in Policy Work
Seth Ickes left his intimate, rural campus of Clarion University in Pennsylvania to intern with a policy nonprofit in D.C. The totality of the experience flung open a multitude of new doors.
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.
Congressional Staffer Attends Inside Washington, Widens Network and Career Options
As a staffer in a California congresswoman’s district office, Harvard Extension’s Jocelyn Yow was familiar with The Washington Center and its programs.