Campaign & Inauguration Seminars

Experience the Democratic and Republican National Conventions and the presidential inauguration in person through The Washington Center's Campaign and Inauguration seminars.

  • From HUD Intern to DNC Finance Director for the African American Leadership Council

    From HUD Intern to DNC Finance Director for the African American Leadership Council

    Bridgewater State University and TWC alum Augusto Goncalves shares his experience as an intern and his personal outlook on the 2020 election.

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  • Inauguration 2021 Academic Seminar
    Experience this historical event through the lens of the people who help shape it.

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  • IUP Professor Shares Her Experience, Excitement for Students Attending 2020 Republican National Convention

    IUP Professor Shares Her Experience, Excitement for Students Attending 2020 Republican National Convention

    Leading her students in a once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunity at the 2016 Republican National Convention was a fantastic experience for Indiana University of Pennsylvania professor Michele...

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  • Greatest Investment I’ve Made, Says Political Operative, Miranda Wade

    Greatest Investment I’ve Made, Says Political Operative, Miranda Wade

    Ohio Northern University alumna Miranda Wade attended the 2008 Republican National Convention through TWC's Campaign Seminar. The experience served as the foundation for her political career.

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  • Why I Keep Coming Back to TWC Seminars

    Why I Keep Coming Back to TWC Seminars

    Nancy Cade from University of Pikeville has participated in 25 Academic Seminars at The Washington Center (TWC). Here, she talks about what inspires her to keep coming back.

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  • From the RNC to Twitter: How the National Convention Experience Shaped this Alumna’s Career

    From the RNC to Twitter: How the National Convention Experience Shaped this Alumna’s Career

    University of Texas at Arlington alumna Lauren Devoll participated in TWC's Campaign Seminar in 2012. The experience directly impacted her first step after school - a job with the RNC.

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  • Legislative Director for Maryland's Department of Agriculture Says RNC Was Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity

    Legislative Director for Maryland's Department of Agriculture Says RNC Was Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity

    Point Park University grad Cassie Shirk attended the 2012 Republican National Convention through TWC's Campaign Seminar. Today, she works for Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland.

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  • How the DNC Seminar Sparked My Career Path in Advocacy and Politics

    How the DNC Seminar Sparked My Career Path in Advocacy and Politics

    Taylor Pinckney attended the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte in 2012 through The Washington Center's National Conventions Seminar. The experience proved to be invaluable.

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  • TWC’s Conventions Seminar Solidified My Political Career; Here’s How It Unfolded

    TWC’s Conventions Seminar Solidified My Political Career; Here’s How It Unfolded

    Neil Deegan attended the 2008 Democratic National Convention through The Washington Center’s Campaign 2008 seminar series. Today, he's the managing principal at Rittenhouse Political Partners.

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  • Inauguration 2021 Academic Seminar
    Experience this historical event through the lens of the people who help shape it.

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  • Introducing Campaign 2020 Faculty Director for the DNC, Dr. Julia Azari

    Introducing Campaign 2020 Faculty Director for the DNC, Dr. Julia Azari

    Dr. Julia Azari, professor of political science at Marquette University in Wisconsin, is a TWC alumna of the 2000 Democratic National Convention Seminar in Los Angeles and is excited to be...

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  • D.C. Internship Springboards Career in Policy Work

    D.C. Internship Springboards Career in Policy Work

    Seth Ickes left his intimate, rural campus of Clarion University in Pennsylvania to intern with a policy nonprofit in D.C. The totality of the experience flung open a multitude of new doors.

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  • How Quinnipiac Students Benefit from Off-Campus Learning Opportunities At TWC Seminars

    How Quinnipiac Students Benefit from Off-Campus Learning Opportunities At TWC Seminars

    The main thing that keeps Quinnipiac University coming back for The Washington Center seminars is knowing that TWC provides extremely high-quality, experiential education to its students. And no...

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  • Inauguration 2017 Seminar Students Talk About Elevating Political Discourse2:28

    Inauguration 2017 Seminar Students Talk About Elevating Political Discourse

    In January 2017, 313 students from 48 universities across the U.S. spent two weeks in Washington, D.C. interacting with experts and each other to elevate political discourse.

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  • Brittney Welch '16 DNC Seminar and Internship Alum2:21

    Brittney Welch '16 DNC Seminar and Internship Alum

    Interview with Brittney Welch '16, DNC Seminar and Internship Alum Music courtesy of Kevin MacLeod

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  • Making a Swift Transition into the Campaign World After Attending DNC Seminar

    Making a Swift Transition into the Campaign World After Attending DNC Seminar

    Alumna Gabrielle McCarthy ‘12 shares how she discovered her passion for political campaigns when she attended the DNC Convention Seminar 2012. 

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  • Seminar Brings Students from 46 Schools to DC to Attend Presidential Inauguration

    Seminar Brings Students from 46 Schools to DC to Attend Presidential Inauguration

    The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars Hosts Presidential Inauguration Seminar.

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  • Interview with TWC Alumna Leah Katz-Hernandez10:58

    Interview with TWC Alumna Leah Katz-Hernandez

    Leah Katz-Hernandez, TWC 2008 National Conventions Alumna, gained international attention when she launched an award-winning English and sign language blog during the seminar.

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