Interviewing Resources

Interviewing for your Washington Center Internship? These resources will help you prepare.

  • A Step-By-Step Guide to Prepare for Your Internship Advising Session

    A Step-By-Step Guide to Prepare for Your Internship Advising Session

    Congratulations, you’ve been accepted to The Washington Center! Now what? Next up, you’ll be contacted by your TWC internship advisor and together you’ll shape your profile so that you are the...

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  • Pre-Advising Resources

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  • Advising Key Words

    Advising Key Words

    Get familiar with some of TWC's advising key words.

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  • Preparing for Your Advising Session

    Preparing for Your Advising Session

    This checklist will help you make arrangements on campus and with TWC prior to your advising session.

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  • Tips for A Successful Pre-Arrival

    Tips for A Successful Pre-Arrival

    This resource outlines some best practices TWC staff and other students have used to make the most of the pre-arrival experience.

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  • The Washington Center Glossary

    The Washington Center Glossary

    Get familiar with some TWC terms you're bound to hear during your advising session and beyond.

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  • Goals and Values Worksheet

    Goals and Values Worksheet

    Use this resource to define your personal and professional goals so you can make the most of your TWC experience.

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  • Internship Matching

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    The Washington Center’s Internship Matching Process

    Learn more about how The Washington Center matches you with the right internship to get you one step closer to launching a career you'll love.

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  • What to Expect in Your Internship Matching Process

    What to Expect in Your Internship Matching Process

    Preparing for your internship matching process with TWC can be nerve-wracking. Everyone’s experience is different, but here are some of the things to keep in mind.      

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  • Internship Matching Process Overview

    Internship Matching Process Overview

    This resource outlines what to expect after your advising session.

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  • How Do You Know If an Internship Is Right for You?

    How Do You Know If an Internship Is Right for You?

    With internships playing such an important role in your early career journey, here’s a practical guide to help you decide which internship opportunity is the “right” one. 

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  • Preparing for Your Interviews

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  • The Basics of Phone Interviews

    The Basics of Phone Interviews

    Your internship interviews will likely be conducted over the phone. This info sheet will help you navigate the process.

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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 Ace the Phone Interview with Your Dream Internship

    How to Ace the Phone Interview with Your Dream Internship

    Your dream internship is perhaps a phone call away. Follow these tips to prepare for and ace the phone interview. 

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  • Cover Letter Tutorial

    Cover Letter Tutorial

    This info sheet will help you write a cover letter to accompany your resume.

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  • Writing Professional Emails

    Writing Professional Emails

    During your internship, you will be required to conduct email correspondence in a professional manner. This info sheet will help you write better professional emails.

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  • Common Interview Questions

    Common Interview Questions

    This info sheet provides an overview of common interview questions and tips on how to respond.

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  • 5 Steps to Have a Great Phone Interview

    5 Steps to Have a Great Phone Interview

    Without a doubt, interviewing can make the best of us uneasy. Interns applying to The Washington Center program face a different kind of interview challenge: the phone interview.

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  • After Your Interviews

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  • How to Ace the Most Common Interview Questions

    How to Ace the Most Common Interview Questions

    There are common interview questions at every level of employment, including for internships.

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  • Elevate Yourself: How to Perfect Your Elevator Pitch (with Examples)

    Elevate Yourself: How to Perfect Your Elevator Pitch (with Examples)

    “So what do you do?” If you know anything about Washington, D.C., you know that this is the most frequently asked question — on the Metro, at the coffee shop, and yes, in the elevator.

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  • Writing Thank You Emails

    Writing Thank You Emails

    Use this infosheet as a guide to writing thank you emails after your internship interviews.

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