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.

  • The Washington Center Announces Funded Fellowship for Students Seeking Career Advancement in Broadcast Media

    The Washington Center Announces Funded Fellowship for Students Seeking Career Advancement in Broadcast Media

    Opportunity for diverse candidates to gain first-hand experience via The United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM), the Federal government’s leading global communications network.

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  • U.S. State Department Launches the William D. Clarke, Sr. Diplomatic Security Fellowship

    U.S. State Department Launches the William D. Clarke, Sr. Diplomatic Security Fellowship

    The Two-Year Graduate Fellowship Seeks to Attract Highly Qualified Candidates to the Diplomatic Security Service that Reflect the Diversity of the United States

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  • U.S. State Department Opens 2023 Application for the Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship Program

    U.S. State Department Opens 2023 Application for the Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship Program

    The U.S. Department of State and The Washington Center announce the launch of the 2023 application cycle for the Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship internship program.

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  • Application Walkthrough6:12

    Application Walkthrough

    You'll submit an online application for The Washington Center's Academic Internship Program. This video provides an overview of the application, along with a fee waiver code that will waive the $60 ap

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  • How to Prepare Your Statement of Professional Interest1:38

    How to Prepare Your Statement of Professional Interest

    As part of your application to The Washington Center's Academic Internship Program, you must submit a summary (around 100 words) of what you’re seeking in an internship, the skills you’re hoping to de

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  • How to Prepare Your Issues Essay or Writing Sample1:58

    How to Prepare Your Issues Essay or Writing Sample

    As part of your application to The Washington Center's Academic Internship Program, you must submit an essay (around 500 words) on a key issue that is relevant to the field you are hoping to intern in

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  • How to Prepare Your Resume1:54

    How to Prepare Your Resume

    As part of your application to The Washington Center's Academic Internship Program, you must submit a one-page resume that outlines your educational background and include experiences like volunteer o

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  • CDC Intern Applies Academic Studies to Important Vaccine Policy Project

    CDC Intern Applies Academic Studies to Important Vaccine Policy Project

    University of Georgia graduate student Shriya Bhatnagar shares how her internship experience with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave her direction, motivation, and insight into...

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  • Library of Congress Research Intern Discovers a New World of Promising Career Paths

    Library of Congress Research Intern Discovers a New World of Promising Career Paths

    In her Library of Congress internship, Lashanah Thomas gained professional and personal fulfillment through her research projects and interactions with congressional representatives.

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  • Why You Should Do an Internship During Your Senior Year

    Why You Should Do an Internship During Your Senior Year

    Zachary Blair-Andrews traded in his final months at the University of South Florida for a semester in Washington, D.C. to get a jumpstart on a career in politics.

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  • For First-Generation College Students, Internships and Networking are Vital

    For First-Generation College Students, Internships and Networking are Vital

    Alexis Michael Rodriguez came to D.C. from Arizona to pursue his passion for social justice and human rights. Through his TWC experience, he was able to gain the tools, experience and network he...

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  • TWC Mourns the Passing of Former Board Member and Supporter Norman Y. Mineta

    TWC Mourns the Passing of Former Board Member and Supporter Norman Y. Mineta

    The former Secretary of Transportation was recognized with TWC's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.

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  • SAMHSA Selects 22 Students for Summer 2022 Diversity Internship Program

    SAMHSA Selects 22 Students for Summer 2022 Diversity Internship Program

    Washington (April 29, 2022) – The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC), which partners with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA),...

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  • D.C. Experience Leads to Limitless Opportunities

    D.C. Experience Leads to Limitless Opportunities

    Emerson College student Caelynn Marie Timbreza spent a semester in Washington, D.C. interning at The Appellate Project, a nonprofit that provides resources to law students of color.

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  • Networking Opens the Door to a New Career Path in Foreign Affairs

    Networking Opens the Door to a New Career Path in Foreign Affairs

    Networking opens the door to a new career path.

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  • Disability Support Services One-Pager

    Disability Support Services One-Pager

    This one-pager highlights the disability support services and accommodations that TWC offers to ensure that our program is accessible to as many students as possible.

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  • A Voice for the Voiceless 

    A Voice for the Voiceless 

    A Voice for the Voiceless

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  • Internships in Washington D.C. for Students Interested in Nonprofits & Advocacy

    Internships in Washington D.C. for Students Interested in Nonprofits & Advocacy

    See how TWC works for students interested in nonprofit and advocacy work and learn about the most popular internship sites and programming for these students.

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  • Internships in Washington D.C. for International Relations & Business Students

    Internships in Washington D.C. for International Relations & Business Students

    See how TWC works for students interested in business and international relations and learn about the most popular internship sites and programming for these students.

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  • Internships in Washington D.C. for Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Students

    Internships in Washington D.C. for Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Students

    See how TWC works for students interested in criminal justice and learn about the most popular internship sites and programming for these students.

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