Internships in Washington, D.C.

Anyone can get an internship, but not every internship will get you ready to hit the job market and launch your career. The Washington Center has the tools and experience to help you make your dream career happen. Learn more about internships in Washington, D.C.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Monumental Experiences at The Washington Center2:09

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sample Criminal Justice Internships Outside of Law Enforcement

    Sample Criminal Justice Internships Outside of Law Enforcement

    Are you a criminal justice major interested in spending a semester with The Washington Center? Learn more about potential internship placements in the field outside of law enforcement.

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  • Beginner's Guide to Internships for Communications Majors

    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.

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  • 32 Questions with Melissa Mesones Ortiz from Elizabethtown College

    32 Questions with Melissa Mesones Ortiz from Elizabethtown College

    In the face of uncertainty and the new normal of remote work, we’re asking students in our Summer 2020 Virtual Internship Program what’s inspiring them right now.

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  • How College Students Are Carrying On With Their Summer Internships

    How College Students Are Carrying On With Their Summer Internships

    Summer 2020 has been a bit ... abnormal. But at The Washington Center, hundreds of students are refusing to let circumstances get the better of them and are hard at work as virtual interns.

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  • 32 Questions with Isabel Conrath from Tiffin University

    32 Questions with Isabel Conrath from Tiffin University

    In the face of uncertainty and the new normal of remote work, we’re asking students in our Summer 2020 Virtual Internship Program what’s inspiring them right now. 

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  • What I Learned from Interning Remotely

    What I Learned from Interning Remotely

    When Olivia Wieseler started her Washington, D.C. internship, she wasn't expecting to finish it from home. However, she learned a lot from the experience and shares some tips to help you prepare.

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  • A Week in the Life of a Public Policy Major Interning at a D.C. Nonprofit

    A Week in the Life of a Public Policy Major Interning at a D.C. Nonprofit

    Kelia, a Public Policy major from Arizona State University, shares what a week is like as an intern at a Washington, D.C. nonprofit.

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  • From New Jersey to D.C. and Back: My Dream Internship Goes Online

    From New Jersey to D.C. and Back: My Dream Internship Goes Online

    When Kelsey Ballard came to The Washington Center for the Spring 2020 semester, she wasn’t expecting a global pandemic would force her to return home early.

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  • Fitchburg State Students Gain Valuable Career Experience, Build Networks in Washington, D.C.

    Fitchburg State Students Gain Valuable Career Experience, Build Networks in Washington, D.C.

    Since 2001, Fitchburg State University students have been coming to The Washington Center (TWC) to intern, build their professional networks and establish a solid foundation to launch their careers.

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  • Internship Combines Passions, Leads to Important Self Discoveries1:16

    Internship Combines Passions, Leads to Important Self Discoveries

    “What you learn about yourself is life-changing.” Bonita Bellal of Suffolk University credits her TWC experience with helping her discover what she wants in a career.

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  • Molly Garton: A Monumental Experience Forging Lifelong Connections in Washington, D.C.

    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. 

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  • Think Tank Internship Provided St. Lawrence Student with Career Direction, Professional Connections

    Think Tank Internship Provided St. Lawrence Student with Career Direction, Professional Connections

    St. Lawrence University senior Jacob Ciolek credits The Washington Center with introducing him to a diverse cast of friends, a mentor and the work experience needed to launch his career.

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  • Claudette Enriquez: Discovering a Second Career Path in Journalism at C-SPAN

    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.

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