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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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  • Funded Federal Diversity Internships Provide Paid Opportunities for College Students

    Funded Federal Diversity Internships Provide Paid Opportunities for College Students

    The Washington Center partners with multiple U.S. federal agencies to administer paid internship programs with the goal of increasing diversity in the federal workforce. Learn more.

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  • 3 Ways to Prepare to Graduate Into a Tough Job Market

    3 Ways to Prepare to Graduate Into a Tough Job Market

    Landing a new position during a pandemic isn’t ideal, but it’s possible. We’ve outlined three ways to navigate a tough job market.

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  • Study Abroad Plans Cancelled? Look Into These Smart Alternatives

    Study Abroad Plans Cancelled? Look Into These Smart Alternatives

    For many college students, plans to travel abroad were squashed at the onset of COVID-19. Here are some creative alternatives to studying abroad.

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  • 6 Rewarding Careers in Criminal Justice For College Students to Consider

    6 Rewarding Careers in Criminal Justice For College Students to Consider

    If you’re looking for careers in criminal justice, you’re not limited to becoming a police officer. Here are some other, lesser-known options.

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  • Hate Your Internship? Here's What You Should Do

    Hate Your Internship? Here's What You Should Do

    The wrong internship can lead to burnout and frustration. If you think you hate your internship, here's what you should do.

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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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  • Johnson & Wales University Partners with The Washington Center to Maximize Students' Professional Success through Experiential Learning

    Johnson & Wales University Partners with The Washington Center to Maximize Students' Professional Success through Experiential Learning

    JWU is preparing to launch new opportunities available through The Washington Center this year, such as the Spring 2021 Academic Internship Program and the upcoming Inauguration 2021 Academic Seminar.

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  • TWC Presents 2020 William M. Burke Presidential Award for Excellence in Experiential Education to Dr. Mary Marcy

    TWC Presents 2020 William M. Burke Presidential Award for Excellence in Experiential Education to Dr. Mary Marcy

    This award recognizes Dr. Marcy for her dedication to ensuring all students have the opportunity to apply classroom lessons in professional-world settings, a hallmark of experiential learning.

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  • TWC Survey Shows that Virtual Internships Have Value

    TWC Survey Shows that Virtual Internships Have Value

    How does a remote internship stack up against the in-person experience? We surveyed our Summer 2020 students to find out.

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  • Beginner's Guide to Internships for Communications Majors

    Beginner's Guide to Internships for Communications Majors

    What are my career options as a communications major? Internships can help answer this question by getting you on the ground, in the studio or into the byline. Here are some examples.

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  • 32 Questions with Melissa Mesones Ortiz from Elizabethtown College

    32 Questions with Melissa Mesones Ortiz from Elizabethtown College

    In the face of uncertainty and the new normal of remote work, we’re asking students in our Summer 2020 Virtual Internship Program what’s inspiring them right now.

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  • How to Enjoy Washington, D.C. While Social Distancing

    How to Enjoy Washington, D.C. While Social Distancing

    There are still plenty of ways to enjoy Washington, D.C. from both inside and outside of your home.

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  • Inauguration 2021 Academic Seminar’s Faculty Director Promises Riveting Discussions on Tough Issues

    Inauguration 2021 Academic Seminar’s Faculty Director Promises Riveting Discussions on Tough Issues

    Dr. Julia Azari will shape the seminar agenda and work with The Washington Center to select expert speakers and panelists for the January 2021 Seminar.

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  • How College Students Are Carrying On With Their Summer Internships

    How College Students Are Carrying On With Their Summer Internships

    Summer 2020 has been a bit ... abnormal. But at The Washington Center, hundreds of students are refusing to let circumstances get the better of them and are hard at work as virtual interns.

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  • 32 Questions with Isabel Conrath from Tiffin University

    32 Questions with Isabel Conrath from Tiffin University

    In the face of uncertainty and the new normal of remote work, we’re asking students in our Summer 2020 Virtual Internship Program what’s inspiring them right now. 

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  • Virtual Internships Offer Unexpected Opportunities to Galvanize New Talent

    Virtual Internships Offer Unexpected Opportunities to Galvanize New Talent

    Learn more about how The Washington Center's partners are adjusting to hosting interns virtually.

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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 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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