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 individuals from across the U.S. and around the globe expand their academic pursuits into rewarding jobs and careers. We use our scale and expertise to deliver solutions that open career pathways for learners, solve recruitment challenges for employers, while helping create greater access, equity, advancement and representation.

  • Empowered by Experience: Brazilian Student Finds Clarity and Confidence Through TWC's AIP Program

    Empowered by Experience: Brazilian Student Finds Clarity and Confidence Through TWC's AIP Program

    Heloisa Ramires joined TWC’s Spring 2024 AIP program as an international student from Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Interning at Lean Construction Institute...

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  • Discovering the Power of Mentors and Networks via Internship within the Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Chief Counsel

    Discovering the Power of Mentors and Networks via Internship within the Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Chief Counsel

    Taylor N. Mason, a 2L Law student at Southern University and A&M College, served as an 2023 STIPDG Intern in Baltimore for the Office of the Chief Counsel within the Federal Highway Administration.

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  • Finding Purpose: How An Internship Shaped This Student’s Goals in Human Services

    Finding Purpose: How An Internship Shaped This Student’s Goals in Human Services

    Tess Mason-DiBurgo, a Human Services major at Fitchburg State University, interned at Voices for a Second Chance during Spring 2024 AIP.

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  • Shape the Future of Health Policy with a Career Immersion

    Shape the Future of Health Policy with a Career Immersion

    The future of healthcare design and delivery is shaped by policies at the federal, state and local level. Exploring how policies are crafted and implemented to guide health access and...

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  • How a TWC Experience Sparked an Influential and Award-Winning Career in Cybersecurity

    How a TWC Experience Sparked an Influential and Award-Winning Career in Cybersecurity

    Dina Atwell is a Spring 2012 alumna of TWC’s Academic Internship Program. The skills, experiences and, most of all, networks that she built during her program are fueling an amazing career in...

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  • International Affairs Major Builds Skills, Networks and Shapes a Career Pathway via Powerful Research-Based Internship Project

    International Affairs Major Builds Skills, Networks and Shapes a Career Pathway via Powerful Research-Based Internship Project

    Antonia Zito, an international relations major at University of Washington, recently served as a research intern at the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Studies (WJPC)...

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  • What to Expect at TWC’s National Security Seminar 2024

    What to Expect at TWC’s National Security Seminar 2024

    The Washington Center’s annual exploration of the most pressing issues in national and domestic security policy is a unique opportunity to build knowledge, engage with individuals and institutions...

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  • D.C. Internship Experience Helps Grand Valley State University Student Build Stronger Connections to Western Michigan Home

    D.C. Internship Experience Helps Grand Valley State University Student Build Stronger Connections to Western Michigan Home

    It may sound counterintuitive but the experience as an intern for Congresswoman Hillary Scholten's office in Washington, D.C., through The Washington Center's (TWC) Academic Internship Program...

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  • Networking Opportunities Throughout D.C.-Based Internship Fuels University of Arkansas at Little Rock Student’s Professional Dreams

    Networking Opportunities Throughout D.C.-Based Internship Fuels University of Arkansas at Little Rock Student’s Professional Dreams

    Janiya Pettus, a political science major at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, undertook an internship journey with National Association of Federally Impacted Schools (NAFIS).

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  • Unstuck Labs & TWC Interns Collaborating on Innovations for a More Connected Global Community

    Unstuck Labs & TWC Interns Collaborating on Innovations for a More Connected Global Community

    Unstuck Labs, a digital agency and startup studio providing workshops and software development, is passionate about fueling collaborative futures in their cutting-edge technology.

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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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