Launch a career in communications you'll love. Start with a Washington, D.C. internship!
On-Air and Behind the Camera, TCU Student Fuels Her TV Dreams
Texas Christian University Student Ella Mercer interned at WTTG-TV, the local FOX 5 D.C. TV station. Her experiences in front of and behind the camera, including reporting, shooting footage...
Puerto Rico Student Writes Powerful News Articles During Internship at Leading LGBTQ+ Newspaper
Andrés Jové Rodríguez, a student at University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo joined The Washington Center through the Córdova & Fernós Internship Program.
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.
Beginner's Guide to Internships for Communications Majors
What are my career options as a communications major? Internships can help answer this question by getting you on the ground, in the studio or into the byline. Here are some examples.
Molly Garton: A Monumental Experience Forging Lifelong Connections in Washington, D.C.
Molly Garton, Communications major from Lubbock Christian University, reflects on her professional semester experience in Washington, D.C. during spring 2020.
Claudette Enriquez: Discovering a Second Career Path in Journalism at C-SPAN
Claudette Enriquez is a Communications major at University of Pikeville interning at C-SPAN in Spring 2020. Here, she shares her career journey.
Public Affairs Internship Leads to Communications Career in D.C.
University of Dayton graduate Kelly Miller is a Director at Banner Public Affairs and author of the 2018 book "Get Attention: Brand Building for Startups."
My Internship Still Helps Me Today, Says Filmmaker and Writer Barrett Holmes Pitner
Barrett Holmes Pitner left Furman University in South Carolina for an internship on the Hill with a then little-known congressman, Bernie Sanders.
Top 5 Reasons A Journalism Major Should Intern in D.C.
Journalism is a major and career path that requires experience and tenacity in order to be successful. Interning in D.C. prior to obtaining a career in news is one of the most beneficial steps you...
Sample Internship Sites
See a sample list of internship sites for The Washington Center's Academic Internship Program. We partners with hundreds of internship sites so that we can connect you with professional opportunities.
A Day in the Life of a Communications Intern at a Nonprofit Organization
Mireya Cabrera shares what a typical day is like as an intern on the Communications Team at Global Ties U.S., a nonprofit partner of the U.S. Department of State.
My Internship Experience Opened Doors Around the World
University of Iowa grad and TWC alumna Brooke Bierhaus interned at the Smithsonian National Zoo in the video department - an experience that led to opportunities in Iceland, Costa Rica and beyond.
Passion for Radio Led Navy Vet to An Internship and Promising Career Path
Cedric Bagget interned at Voice of America through TWC's VET Initiative. The experience gave him a much stronger sense of purpose and belonging for his future in radio.
A Week in the Life of a D.C. News Intern
Discover a week in the life of a D.C. news intern through the eyes of the University of Lynchburg's Emily Yinger, who interned at Voice of America.
Intern Spotlight: Sophia Diaz
Sophia Diaz of Elon University always wanted a career in theater. An internship at the Association of Performing Arts Professionals helped her realize her options weren't limited to the stage.
Intern Spotlight: Mark Montegriffo, University of Manchester Grad
Mark Montegriffo's love for American Politics drew him across the Atlantic to a communications internship at the D.C. public affairs firm Law Media Group.
Intern Spotlight: Joseph Layton-Santos, Kansas Wesleyan
Joseph shares how he was able to refine his knowledge in video production, interning for Double R Productions, and the importance of creating a network that can help you achieve your career goals.
D.C. Internships Go Beyond Politics and Government
Madison Kendrick from Belmont University interned with Do Good, LLC, a nonprofit promotion company. The experience helped her focus her career aspirations.
How Networking Led to a Dream Opportunity at a Top News Station
Having the opportunity to visit and shadow at ABC 7, one of the top news stations in Washington, D.C., was a surreal experience. This was possible thanks to a connection I had previously made...
From D.C. Intern to Emmy Award Winning TV Executive
"I think it’s pure luck if you manage to get a job today if you don’t have substantial internship experience," says television producer and executive (and 1990 TWC Alumni) Patrick Ignozzi.
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