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 Work is Just Starting”

    “The Work is Just Starting”

    Inauguration 2021 Seminar speaker and POLITICO reporter Melanie Zanona discusses what 2020's Congressional election results mean for Joe Biden's first term.

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  • Application Opens for Department of Navy HBCU/MI Post-Doctoral Program

    Application Opens for Department of Navy HBCU/MI Post-Doctoral Program

    Learn more about this exciting opportunity to work with world-renowned scientists and engineers at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, D.C.

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  • Gaining Clarity on a Career in Criminal Justice Reform

    Gaining Clarity on a Career in Criminal Justice Reform

    Olivia Avery, Political Science and Anthropology major from University of Vermont, interned at the Council for Court Excellence through TWC's Academic Internship Program.

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  • Internship Gives a Jump Start to a Career in Finance

    Internship Gives a Jump Start to a Career in Finance

    Anthony Collins is a Business Administration major from Fitchburg State University interning at the Internal Revenue Service in the Fall 2020 semester. Here, he shares his TWC experience.

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  • Turning the Page on the President

    Turning the Page on the President

    Seminar speaker Martha Kumar of the White House Transition Project explains the history of America’s peaceful transfer of power. Read more.

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  • U.S. Presidential Election 2020: A Post-Mortem of Pandemic Proportions

    U.S. Presidential Election 2020: A Post-Mortem of Pandemic Proportions

    Join us on Thursday, November 19 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern for a discussion on key Election 2020 takeaways that will impact the future of the United States and the future of elections.

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  • Funded Federal Diversity Internships Provide Paid Opportunities for College Students

    Funded Federal Diversity Internships Provide Paid Opportunities for College Students

    The Washington Center partners with multiple U.S. federal agencies to administer paid internship programs with the goal of increasing diversity in the federal workforce. Learn more.

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  • The Future of the Republican Party – And What That Means for American Politics

    The Future of the Republican Party – And What That Means for American Politics

    Conservative strategist Pete Wehner will shed light on the post-election landscape during the Inauguration 2021 Academic Seminar.

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  • 3 Ways to Prepare to Graduate Into a Tough Job Market

    3 Ways to Prepare to Graduate Into a Tough Job Market

    Landing a new position during a pandemic isn’t ideal, but it’s possible. We’ve outlined three ways to navigate a tough job market.

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  • Study Abroad Plans Cancelled? Look Into These Smart Alternatives

    Study Abroad Plans Cancelled? Look Into These Smart Alternatives

    For many college students, plans to travel abroad were squashed at the onset of COVID-19. Here are some creative alternatives to studying abroad.

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  • 6 Rewarding Careers in Criminal Justice For College Students to Consider

    6 Rewarding Careers in Criminal Justice For College Students to Consider

    If you’re looking for careers in criminal justice, you’re not limited to becoming a police officer. Here are some other, lesser-known options.

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  • 7 Takeaways: Politics of the COVID-19 Response in the U.S. Webinar

    7 Takeaways: Politics of the COVID-19 Response in the U.S. Webinar

    No time to watch our Politics of the COVID-19 Response in the U.S. Webinar on-demand? These key takeaways will bring you up to speed.

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  • Hate Your Internship? Here's What You Should Do

    Hate Your Internship? Here's What You Should Do

    The wrong internship can lead to burnout and frustration. If you think you hate your internship, here's what you should do.

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  • Student Spotlight: Hannah Jacobson from the University of Washington

    Student Spotlight: Hannah Jacobson from the University of Washington

    A virtual internship through The Washington Center provided vital career experience and immense personal and professional growth. 

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  • U.S. Presidential Elections and the Electoral College Controversy

    U.S. Presidential Elections and the Electoral College Controversy

    Leading up to the Inauguration 2021 Academic Seminar, Robert Alexander and Julia Azari discuss issues around the Electoral College. Register to watch on-demand.

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    Monumental Experiences at The Washington Center

    TWC students share how a semester at The Washington Center helped them go from college to career.

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  • 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

    JWU is preparing to launch new opportunities available through The Washington Center this year, such as the Spring 2021 Academic Internship Program and the upcoming 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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  • Virtual Seminar Offers a New Way to Experience the Presidential Inauguration

    Virtual Seminar Offers a New Way to Experience the Presidential Inauguration

    The Washington Center’s Inauguration 2021 Academic Seminar (January 11-15) will be held virtually for the first time ever. Past Faculty Leaders explain why you should consider attending.

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