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.

  • 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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  • A Week in My Life as an Intern for the Department of Defense

    A Week in My Life as an Intern for the Department of Defense

    Liz, a political science major from Loyola Marymount University, shares what a week in her life is like as an intern for the U.S. Department of Defense.

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  • My Journey to The Washington Center and What I Learned Working as a Public Policy Intern at an Education Nonprofit in D.C.

    My Journey to The Washington Center and What I Learned Working as a Public Policy Intern at an Education Nonprofit in D.C.

    Spending an entire semester in Washington D.C. is a dream come true. Here’s what my journey to the nation’s capital was like and what I learned during my internship at an education nonprofit.

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  • From Westfield, MA to Washington, D.C.: What I've Learned on My Journey to Interning at the Department of Homeland Security

    From Westfield, MA to Washington, D.C.: What I've Learned on My Journey to Interning at the Department of Homeland Security

    Interning for one of the largest federal agencies in the U.S., the Department of Homeland Security, can be nerve-wracking. I knew that I had to be on my A-game.

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  • A Day in the Life of a Communications Intern at a Nonprofit Organization

    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.

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  • A Day in the Life of a Political Science Major Interning at the U.S. Department of Justice

    A Day in the Life of a Political Science Major Interning at the U.S. Department of Justice

    Elizabeth Lupinacci, a Political Science major from Quinnipiac University, shares what a typical day is like as an intern in Washington, D.C. 

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  • A Day in the Life of a TWC Intern at a D.C. Nonprofit

    A Day in the Life of a TWC Intern at a D.C. Nonprofit

    What a typical Monday looks like as a Development and Communications Intern at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC).

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  • D.C. Internship Experience Infographic

    D.C. Internship Experience Infographic

    Find out what you'll being doing each week as a TWC Intern in our exciting and active home of Washington, D.C.!

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  • What It's Like to Intern with The U.S. Marshals Service

    What It's Like to Intern with The U.S. Marshals Service

    As a criminal justice student with the goal of working in federal law enforcement, it has been a privilege to intern at the United States Marshals Service in Washington, D.C.

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  • A Typical Week in the Life of a Policy and Advocacy Intern in D.C.

    A Typical Week in the Life of a Policy and Advocacy Intern in D.C.

    As a policy and advocacy intern in the Nation's Capital, I am always on the move to my next meeting.

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  • How My D.C. Internship Helped Me Discover a New Career Path

    How My D.C. Internship Helped Me Discover a New Career Path

    Back in August, I thought I had it all figured out. I knew what I was getting out of undergrad, what my next school would be and what my dream job was.

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  • A Day in the Life of a Congressional Staff Intern

    A Day in the Life of a Congressional Staff Intern

    What's it like to be a Congressional intern in Washington, D.C.? Fall 2019 Student Contributor Matt Enriquez explains a typical day. 

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  • 5 Things You Should Know When Starting a Congressional Internship

    5 Things You Should Know When Starting a Congressional Internship

    While you may have had an internship in your hometown or held an office job at your school, things are a lot different in the political offices of D.C.

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  • U.S Marshals Groom the Next Generation of Law Enforcement

    U.S Marshals Groom the Next Generation of Law Enforcement

    For interns pursuing majors in Law and Criminal Justice, it doesn’t get much more immersive than spending 15 weeks with the U.S Marshals Service.

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