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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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  • A Message from Chris Norton, President of The Washington Center

    A Message from Chris Norton, President of The Washington Center

    Diversity and inclusion are core values of our mission, and we stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and all members of oppressed communities who have suffered the effects of systemic racism.

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  • Survival Guide to The First Week of Your Remote Internship

    Survival Guide to The First Week of Your Remote Internship

    Use these tips to start your remote internship off strong, make a good impression and stay organized.

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  • What I Learned from Interning Remotely

    What I Learned from Interning Remotely

    When Olivia Wieseler started her Washington, D.C. internship, she wasn't expecting to finish it from home. However, she learned a lot from the experience and shares some tips to help you prepare.

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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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  • From New Jersey to D.C. and Back: My Dream Internship Goes Online

    From New Jersey to D.C. and Back: My Dream Internship Goes Online

    When Kelsey Ballard came to The Washington Center for the Spring 2020 semester, she wasn’t expecting a global pandemic would force her to return home early.

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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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  • U.S. Department of State Selects 15 Students for the Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship Program

    U.S. Department of State Selects 15 Students for the Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship Program

    Students will begin the two-year Fellowship in 2020, culminating in an appointment as Foreign Service Information Management Specialists.

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  • TWC Mourns Passing of Board Member and Friend, Irene Hirano Inouye

    TWC Mourns Passing of Board Member and Friend, Irene Hirano Inouye

    The U.S.-Japan Council president was a staunch advocate for trans-Pacific collaboration and relationships.

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  • Molly Garton: A Monumental Experience Forging Lifelong Connections in Washington, D.C.

    Molly Garton: A Monumental Experience Forging Lifelong Connections in Washington, D.C.

    Molly Garton, Communications major from Lubbock Christian University, reflects on her professional semester experience in Washington, D.C. during spring 2020. 

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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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  • The Washington Center Preserves Internship Experience with Summer 2020 Virtual Internship Program

    The Washington Center Preserves Internship Experience with Summer 2020 Virtual Internship Program

    Special program re-engages professional opportunities that could have been lost to COVID-19.

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  • From HUD Intern to DNC Finance Director for the African American Leadership Council

    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.

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  • TWC Alum Uses His Public Health Training to Help with COVID-19 Testing

    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.

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  • Studying for the LSAT (Or Other Grad School Tests) While Interning in D.C.

    Studying for the LSAT (Or Other Grad School Tests) While Interning in D.C.

    Balancing an internship, course work and graduate school exam prep isn't easy, but it is do-able. Use these tips to manage your time.

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  • IUP Professor Shares Her Experience, Excitement for Students Attending Republican National Convention

    IUP Professor Shares Her Experience, Excitement for Students Attending Republican National Convention

    Leading her students in a once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunity at the 2016 Republican National Convention was a fantastic experience for IUP professor Michele Papakie.

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  • Managing Your Career During Times of Uncertainty: 5 Steps You Can Take Today

    Managing Your Career During Times of Uncertainty: 5 Steps You Can Take Today

    With so much job uncertainty in the world right now, here are five easy steps you can take to gain control of your career.

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  • Claudette Enriquez: Discovering a Second Career Path in Journalism at C-SPAN

    Claudette Enriquez: Discovering a Second Career Path in Journalism at C-SPAN

    Claudette Enriquez is a Communications major at University of Pikeville interning at C-SPAN in Spring 2020. Here, she shares her career journey.

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  • The Florida Girl's Guide to Winter in D.C.

    The Florida Girl's Guide to Winter in D.C.

    Going to a place with seasons is a big change for this Florida girl. While D.C. may not have winters like Minnesota, winter in D.C. is still cold, rainy and can be very unpredictable. 

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