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.

  • STIPDG Intern Gains Hands-On Experience and New Connections

    STIPDG Intern Gains Hands-On Experience and New Connections

    Howard University student Ashley-Danielle Bickerstaff shares her experience with the Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups.

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  • Building Diversity in Cybersecurity

    Building Diversity in Cybersecurity

    Employers are investing in people and diversity to help make what is currently a predominantly white, male-dominated field more accessible, equitable and successful. 

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  • Intern Makes an Impact Through Work with Nonprofit Organization

    Intern Makes an Impact Through Work with Nonprofit Organization

    Supported by a scholarship from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, Sarah’s internship at Offender Aid and Restoration generated change in the lives of those who have experienced incarceration.

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  • Internship Opens Doors to Career in Federal Government

    Internship Opens Doors to Career in Federal Government

    Supported by a scholarship from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, Emily’s TWC experience has shown her that there are myriad of pathways to a rewarding career in the Federal Government.

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  • Rethinking the Skills Needed for a Successful Cybersecurity Career

    Rethinking the Skills Needed for a Successful Cybersecurity Career

    Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need stellar coding or computer networking skills to succeed in cybersecurity. This industry needs people with many different talents and areas of expertise.

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  • Celebrating a Holiday Surprise of Experiential Learning

    Celebrating a Holiday Surprise of Experiential Learning

    Elizabeth Kolb shares with us a special letter she sent her peers regarding her acceptance to The Washington Center's Academic Internship Program this summer.

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  • The Washington Center Launches Cybersecurity Accelerator Program to Build Access and Equity for College to Career Pathways

    The Washington Center Launches Cybersecurity Accelerator Program to Build Access and Equity for College to Career Pathways

    This first program from TWC’s Innovation Institute is designed to engage historically marginalized learners with career exploration, mentorship and networking in one of the fastest growing and...

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  • From Data to Policy, There's a Place for You in a Cybersecurity Career

    From Data to Policy, There's a Place for You in a Cybersecurity Career

    Students with a background in just about any field of study can find a job in the cybersecurity industry. What’s more, there is opportunity for everyone. Learn how to launch your cybersecurity career!

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  • Out of Network Internships

    Out of Network Internships

    One-pager highlighting how students can apply to internship sites that TWC does not partner with.

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  • SAMHSA Intern Puts His Passion Toward Behavioral Health Research

    SAMHSA Intern Puts His Passion Toward Behavioral Health Research

    Xavier University graduate Eddie Owsley-Longino gained additional skills and discovered new career possibilities through an internship with SAMHSA.

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  • SAMHSA Intern Finds Meaningful Work on Projects That Could Impact Millions

    SAMHSA Intern Finds Meaningful Work on Projects That Could Impact Millions

    Jorge Garcia-Cordero found challenging and rewarding work, while discovering his career goals, through an internship with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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  • TWC Returns to International Programming by Hosting Learners from Guanajuato, Mexico

    TWC Returns to International Programming by Hosting Learners from Guanajuato, Mexico

    30 learners participated in immersive programming across Washington, D.C. and New York City as the continuation of remote learning experiences that began in 2020.

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  • Internship Experience Helps Student Navigate the Congressional World

    Internship Experience Helps Student Navigate the Congressional World

    During his summer with TWC, Christopher Rosati from The College of New Jersey learned the importance of networking and got a taste of government responsibilities. 

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  • Social Work Internship Inspires Student to Pursue Higher Education

    Social Work Internship Inspires Student to Pursue Higher Education

    Westfield State University student Tiara Lewis gained real-world experience through her internship with LIFT-DC Community Services. Now, she plans to continue her education and follow her passion...

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  • TWC Students Have a Voice in the Future of Democracy at the Bipartisan Policy Center’s UnCon22 Event

    TWC Students Have a Voice in the Future of Democracy at the Bipartisan Policy Center’s UnCon22 Event

    30 TWC students from across America and around the globe participated in Un-Convention 2022 (UnCon22), an immersive day of seminars and discussions with viewpoints from across the political spectrum.

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  • 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 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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