Articles from The Washington Center

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  • Celebrating the Life of Michael B. Smith, President Emeritus

    Celebrating the Life of Michael B. Smith, President Emeritus

    The Washington Center (TWC) mourns the passing of Michael B. Smith, M.Ed., president from 2004-2016 and a 40-year employee, joining TWC in 1976 just after our founding.

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  • On-Air and Behind the Camera, TCU Student Fuels Her TV Dreams

    On-Air and Behind the Camera, TCU Student Fuels Her TV Dreams

    Texas Christian University Student Ella Mercer interned at WTTG-TV, the local FOX 5 D.C. TV station. Her experiences in front of and behind the camera, including reporting, shooting footage...

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  • Unlocking your Future: The FTA DFT Internship Program

    Unlocking your Future: The FTA DFT Internship Program

    Discovering the advantages of joining the FTA DFT Internship Program with The Washington Center.

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  • Government Relations Internship Expands Stockton University Student’s Professional Network and Fuels Passion to be a Human Rights Lawyer

    Government Relations Internship Expands Stockton University Student’s Professional Network and Fuels Passion to be a Human Rights Lawyer

    Detty-Maidanove Exantus, a Political Science major attending Stockton University interned at Bramer Group during Fall 2023.

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  • The Washington Center Welcomes Two Esteemed Alumni to its Board of Trustees, Reelects Chair

    The Washington Center Welcomes Two Esteemed Alumni to its Board of Trustees, Reelects Chair

    The Board of Trustees of The Washington Center (TWC) recently elected two accomplished alumni to its Board. Isaiah Boswell and Geoff Schaefer...

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  • Fast-Paced Internship in Federal Policy Fuels Student's Desire for Service

    Fast-Paced Internship in Federal Policy Fuels Student's Desire for Service

    Florida State University graduate student Lauredan Official experienced the powerful and fast-paced work of federal government in his internship with the Department of Transportation...

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  • STIPDG Intern Builds Bridges and Career Opportunities

    STIPDG Intern Builds Bridges and Career Opportunities

    Djakaridja is a Graduate student attending University of North Texas obtaining a masters in Urban planning. During his time at STIPDG he interned for the Wisconsin Division of Federal Highway...

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  • TWC’s Workforce Readiness Program: Career-Connected Skills for the Future of Work

    TWC’s Workforce Readiness Program: Career-Connected Skills for the Future of Work

    The Washington Center is launching an innovative Workforce Readiness Program to provide an opportunity for learners to immerse themselves in the realities and expectations of today’s workforce.

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  • Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups Prepares 85 Students for Careers in Transportation and Public Policy

    Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups Prepares 85 Students for Careers in Transportation and Public Policy

    The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) is pleased to announce the successful completion of the 2023 Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG).

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  • First Generation Student Advocates for Immigrant Rights

    First Generation Student Advocates for Immigrant Rights

    Towson University student Jackie Martinez always aspired to become an immigration lawyer. Her passion for advocating for those who are underrepresented led her to her internship with Ayuda Inc.

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  • Networking and Hands-On Internship Projects Expand Comms Major’s Career Possibilities

    Networking and Hands-On Internship Projects Expand Comms Major’s Career Possibilities

    Interning within a marketing and communications team at the nonprofit Complete College America helped Ember Brummitt, an undergrad at East Tennessee State University majoring in mass communications...

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  • Delaware State University Students Expand Career Horizons in D.C.

    Delaware State University Students Expand Career Horizons in D.C.

    The Washington Center and Delaware State University continue their collaboration to fuel students’ exploration of careers and create networks and experiences that will help kick-start their futures.

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  • North Carolina-Based Learner With Military Background Explores Advocacy Opportunities to Support Refugees

    North Carolina-Based Learner With Military Background Explores Advocacy Opportunities to Support Refugees

    Dante DeMarzo, an undergraduate at University of North Carolina, combined his organizational and creative skills to help deliver a high-profile event in D.C. supporting refugee families.

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  • Student Gains Confidence Through Work With Nonprofit Organization

    Student Gains Confidence Through Work With Nonprofit Organization

    Northern Arizona University student Dayana Guzman interned at Jubilee Housing as a Resident Services Coordinator.

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  • Experiencing the Global Perspective of Government Affairs via a D.C. Based Internship

    Experiencing the Global Perspective of Government Affairs via a D.C. Based Internship

    Trisha Binwade, an undergraduate at University of Washington dove into the complex area of international policy during her internship at S&P Global.

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  • A First-Time Intern Becomes Part of the Team at One of the World’s Largest Brands

    A First-Time Intern Becomes Part of the Team at One of the World’s Largest Brands

    Stepping through the doors of one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies and well-known brands might be daunting for some, but not Cassidy Crawford, a first-generation undergrad.

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  • U.S. Department of State Opens Application for 2024 Cohort of  William D. Clarke, Sr. Diplomatic Security Fellowship

    U.S. Department of State Opens Application for 2024 Cohort of William D. Clarke, Sr. Diplomatic Security Fellowship

    Two-year fellowship provides academic funding for a master’s degree while preparing students to enter the Foreign Service as a Diplomatic Security Service Special Agent.

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  • Puerto Rico Student Writes Powerful News Articles During Internship at Leading LGBTQ+ Newspaper

    Puerto Rico Student Writes Powerful News Articles During Internship at Leading LGBTQ+ Newspaper

    Andrés Jové Rodríguez, a student at University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo joined The Washington Center through the Córdova & Fernós Internship Program.

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  • Student Garners Professional Insight to Pursue Career in Foreign Service

    Student Garners Professional Insight to Pursue Career in Foreign Service

    University of Colorado Boulder student Luke Hahn interned at a national security think tank as part of the CU in D.C. program.

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  • Embassy Internship Inspires Career in Immigration Law

    Embassy Internship Inspires Career in Immigration Law

    Internship experience at the Embassy of El Salvador inspires Arkansas State University student to pursue a career in law and advocate for individuals in her home state of Arkansas. 

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