The Washington Center

The Washington Center is the largest and most established student internship program in Washington, D.C. Since our founding, we've helped more than 60,000 young people translate their college majors into career paths. We use our scale and expertise to customize each student’s experience to be truly transformative.

  • 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

    The first cohort of Johnson & Wales University students is expected to attend The Washington Center's Spring 2021 Academic Internship Program and the 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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  • Making Your Onsite or Virtual Internship Program a Success with TWC’s Academic Internship Program

    Making Your Onsite or Virtual Internship Program a Success with TWC’s Academic Internship Program

    Learn more about why hosting a Washington Center intern is a win-win for your organization and our smart, highly motivated students.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Washington Center At-A-Glance

    The Washington Center At-A-Glance

    Learn more about TWC's mission, student demographics, and impact.

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  • How to Host a Remote Intern with TWC27:06

    How to Host a Remote Intern with TWC

    Learn about the benefits of hosting a remote intern with The Washington Center, and everything you need to know about how we match you and your organization with the right candidates.

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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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