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 Selected by DePauw University to Empower Its Students with Real-World Opportunities

    The Washington Center Selected by DePauw University to Empower Its Students with Real-World Opportunities

    Indiana's DePauw University becomes 400th U.S. affiliated institution that trusts TWC to prepare its students for personal and professional success.

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  • Survival Guide to Your First Week at an Internship

    Survival Guide to Your First Week at an Internship

    Whether you’re a seasoned intern or just starting out, the first week at a new office can be challenging. Here’s your one-stop guide to surviving the first few days.

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  • Inside Washington 2020 Returns Last Year’s Faculty Director

    Inside Washington 2020 Returns Last Year’s Faculty Director

    Dr. Lilly Goren of Carroll University will once again serve as Faculty Director for The Washington Center’s Inside Washington seminar.

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  • Acing the Interview: What You Need to Know

    Acing the Interview: What You Need to Know

    After empowering over 60,000 students with the experience, skills and network they need to land the right career for them, we like to think we know a thing or two about acing interviews.

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  • How to Navigate Career Questions During Family Gatherings

    How to Navigate Career Questions During Family Gatherings

    Here's how to prepare for tough questions about your major, career path and future plans before you head to your next party or family gathering.

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  • The Washington Center Partners with UW-Milwaukee and UNC Charlotte as Campus Hosts at National Political Conventions

    The Washington Center Partners with UW-Milwaukee and UNC Charlotte as Campus Hosts at National Political Conventions

    Campuses in the DNC and RNC host cities to welcome students and faculty, provide learning facilities for two-week convention seminars

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  • How to Network When You're Home for the Holidays

    How to Network When You're Home for the Holidays

    Networking probably isn’t high on your list of things to do during your time off from work or school, but there’s no better time of year to do it.

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  • How to Get Feedback That's Actually Helpful

    How to Get Feedback That's Actually Helpful

    It’s the thing that scares all of us — feedback.

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  • How A D.C. Internship With A Startup Boosted This Marine's Entrepreneur Dreams

    How A D.C. Internship With A Startup Boosted This Marine's Entrepreneur Dreams

    Life in D.C. as a VET intern differed vastly from the two years Alex Palmer was stationed there as a Marine. TWC's VET Initiative was a “go and grow” opportunity during his college career.

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  • Navy Vet Discovered Opportunities Beyond Her Military Passion Through VET Initiative

    Navy Vet Discovered Opportunities Beyond Her Military Passion Through VET Initiative

    Networking, professional development and the opportunity to apply her military background on Latin America made the VET Initiative life changing for Navy Veteran Francheska Salazar.

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  • U.S. Army Reservist Connected to Dream Internship Site During VET Initiative

    U.S. Army Reservist Connected to Dream Internship Site During VET Initiative

    Army Reservist and Humanities major Noel Salvador Dominguez interned at the Smithsonian Institution through TWC's VET Initiative. The experience put his career opportunities into focus.

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  • Summer in D.C. Set VET Alumna "On Fire" and Gave Her Confidence to Pursue Dream Jobs

    Summer in D.C. Set VET Alumna "On Fire" and Gave Her Confidence to Pursue Dream Jobs

    TWC’s VET Initiative helped Navy and Army National Guard Veteran and full-time student Yara Morgan relate her military skills to the civilian sector and expand her professional network.

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  • 5 Reasons Why Veterans Are Great Networkers

    5 Reasons Why Veterans Are Great Networkers

    Veterans are equipped with skills that make them natural networkers - which means Washington, D.C. is a great place for vets to be.

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  • 10 Reasons Why D.C. is the Perfect Place for Veterans

    10 Reasons Why D.C. is the Perfect Place for Veterans

    Washington, D.C. has anything you can possibly imagine for anybody you can possibly imagine.

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  • Alumni Q&A with Lindsey Williams of Dickinson College

    Alumni Q&A with Lindsey Williams of Dickinson College

    The Washington Center and Dickinson College alumna Lindsey Williams participated in TWC's Academic Internship Program in 2004 and interned with the National Whistleblower Center. 

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  • Monmouth Liaison, A TWC Alumnus, Sees Both Ends of TWC's Powerful Impact

    Monmouth Liaison, A TWC Alumnus, Sees Both Ends of TWC's Powerful Impact

    The role of campus liaison is rewarding, though it requires a time commitment.

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  • The 2019 Annual Scholarship Dinner: Bridging to the Future; a Recap

    The 2019 Annual Scholarship Dinner: Bridging to the Future; a Recap

    The Washington Center hosted its Annual Scholarship Dinner, Bridging to the Future, at the National Building Museum.

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  • Expert Panel Explores How Micro-Credentials Reshape Higher Education and Employment

    Expert Panel Explores How Micro-Credentials Reshape Higher Education and Employment

    The Washington Center focused its second annual Employer-Higher Education Roundtable on the emergence and challenges of micro-credentials.

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  • The Washington Center Establishes Scholarship Fund in Memory of Beloved Colleague

    The Washington Center Establishes Scholarship Fund in Memory of Beloved Colleague

    The Margery Magill Memorial Scholarship Fund will aid students who share her passion for international relations, food security and women’s empowerment.

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  • Intern Spotlight: Holly Burke, Grand Valley State University

    Intern Spotlight: Holly Burke, Grand Valley State University

    Holly Burke traded her small campus in Michigan for a D.C. internship with the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. The experience helped her develop networking and other professional skills.

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