News & Announcements

News and announcements from The Washington Center

  • A Message from Chris Norton, President of The Washington Center

    A Message from Chris Norton, President of The Washington Center

    Diversity and inclusion are core values of our mission, and we stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and all members of oppressed communities who have suffered the effects of systemic racism.

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  • The Washington Center Launches the Largest Virtual Academic Internship Program in the Country with 550+ Students Starting Summer Internships

    The Washington Center Launches the Largest Virtual Academic Internship Program in the Country with 550+ Students Starting Summer Internships

    Students will intern 20-25 hours per week, participate in virtual career readiness sessions and workshops such as resume writing, interviewing, and more.

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  • U.S. Department of State Selects 15 Students for the Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship Program

    U.S. Department of State Selects 15 Students for the Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship Program

    Students will begin the two-year Fellowship in 2020, culminating in an appointment as Foreign Service Information Management Specialists.

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  • TWC Mourns Passing of Board Member and Friend, Irene Hirano Inouye

    TWC Mourns Passing of Board Member and Friend, Irene Hirano Inouye

    The U.S.-Japan Council president was a staunch advocate for trans-Pacific collaboration and relationships.

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  • The Washington Center Preserves Internship Experience with Summer 2020 Virtual Internship Program

    The Washington Center Preserves Internship Experience with Summer 2020 Virtual Internship Program

    Special program re-engages professional opportunities that could have been lost to COVID-19.

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  • Celebrating 20 Years at The Washington Center1:28

    Celebrating 20 Years at The Washington Center

    Monumental Career Journeys Start Here. Kathleen Regan-Mills, Senior Manager, Academic Seminars started at TWC in 2000 and has been helping students see achieve their potential ever since.

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  • Connecting Experiential Education and Early Careers Discussing trends in higher education, career preparedness and the future of work.

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  • TWC Alum Uses His Public Health Training to Help with COVID-19 Testing

    TWC Alum Uses His Public Health Training to Help with COVID-19 Testing

    How are members of The Washington Center community stepping up to help during the coronavirus pandemic? VET Initiative alumni Vegas volunteers with the Medical Reserve Corps in Washington, D.C.

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  • Madonna University Chooses The Washington Center as D.C.-Based Internship Partner

    Madonna University Chooses The Washington Center as D.C.-Based Internship Partner

    This strategic partnership will provide students from Livonia, Michigan's Madonna University opportunities to gain invaluable career preparation experience in Washington, D.C.

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  • The Washington Center Selects Emerging Leader for Board of Trustees

    The Washington Center Selects Emerging Leader for Board of Trustees

    Yisel Cabrera of Ford Motor Company Fund brings philanthropic and community relations expertise to The Washington Center's governing body.

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  • The Washington Center’s 45th Anniversary

    The Washington Center’s 45th Anniversary

    Yearlong ‘Monumental Career Journeys Start Here’ Celebration Commences

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  • A Monumental Journey to Here

    A Monumental Journey to Here

    Join The Washington Center in celebrating our 45th Anniversary, and the more than 60,000 young people and partners who’ve helped us further our mission.

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  • The Washington Center Selected by DePauw University to Empower Its Students with Real-World Opportunities

    The Washington Center Selected by DePauw University to Empower Its Students with Real-World Opportunities

    Indiana's DePauw University becomes 400th U.S. affiliated institution that trusts TWC to prepare its students for personal and professional success.

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  • The Washington Center Partners with UW-Milwaukee and UNC Charlotte as Campus Hosts at National Political Conventions

    The Washington Center Partners with UW-Milwaukee and UNC Charlotte as Campus Hosts at National Political Conventions

    Campuses in the DNC and RNC host cities to welcome students and faculty, provide learning facilities for two-week convention seminars

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  • The 2019 Annual Scholarship Dinner: Bridging to the Future; a Recap

    The 2019 Annual Scholarship Dinner: Bridging to the Future; a Recap

    The Washington Center hosted its Annual Scholarship Dinner, Bridging to the Future, at the National Building Museum.

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  • Expert Panel Explores How Micro-Credentials Reshape Higher Education and Employment

    Expert Panel Explores How Micro-Credentials Reshape Higher Education and Employment

    The Washington Center focused its second annual Employer-Higher Education Roundtable on the emergence and challenges of micro-credentials.

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  • The Washington Center Establishes Scholarship Fund in Memory of Beloved Colleague

    The Washington Center Establishes Scholarship Fund in Memory of Beloved Colleague

    The Margery Magill Memorial Scholarship Fund will aid students who share her passion for international relations, food security and women’s empowerment.

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  • Campus Compact to Continue The Washington Center’s Higher Education Civic Engagement Awards Tradition

    Campus Compact to Continue The Washington Center’s Higher Education Civic Engagement Awards Tradition

    Campus Compact will issue the next call for nominations in Fall 2019

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  • Bridging to the Future — The Washington Center 2019 Annual Scholarship Dinner

    Bridging to the Future — The Washington Center 2019 Annual Scholarship Dinner

    The Annual Scholarship Dinner honors those alumni, colleges and universities, employer partners, influential advocates and leaders, and generous sponsors that help The Washington Center connect...

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  • New Partnership Set with The Washington Center to Launch Careers for Denison University Students

    New Partnership Set with The Washington Center to Launch Careers for Denison University Students

    Students will exchange their Ohio campus for an immersive semester in the D.C. professional world.

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  • Ford Motor Company and The Washington Center Announce Expansion of the  John Dingell Fellows & Scholars Program

    Ford Motor Company and The Washington Center Announce Expansion of the John Dingell Fellows & Scholars Program

    Six summer recipients from Michigan colleges attended a breakfast reception with U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, Leaders from Ford Motor Company and The Washington Center

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  • The Washington Center Appoints Two Distinguished Executives to Board of Trustees

    The Washington Center Appoints Two Distinguished Executives to Board of Trustees

    Dr. Marta Tellado, President and CEO, Consumer Reports and Paige Warren, Managing Director and COO, PGIM Real Estate Finance contribute diverse expertise to governing board

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  • New Partnership with Michigan Tech Introduces Its Students to the World Beyond Their Campus

    New Partnership with Michigan Tech Introduces Its Students to the World Beyond Their Campus

    Michigan Tech did their homework. The university knew it wanted to add an internship experience that would introduce students to the world beyond the small rural town in Michigan and help achieve...

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  • The Washington Center Goes Beyond the Grade with Portfolium

    The Washington Center Goes Beyond the Grade with Portfolium

    Coming to The Washington Center for an internship or seminar produces more than a wealth of experiences. It generates a collection of academic accomplishments and competencies that go into one...

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  • TWC Part of Select Program to Assess Student Career Skills, Readiness

    TWC Part of Select Program to Assess Student Career Skills, Readiness

    Is there a difference between what we know and what we can show? That was a question The Washington Center dedicated itself to answering for student interns completing the Academic Internship...

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  • TWC Welcomes Leo Lambert, Elon University President Emeritus, to Board of Trustees

    TWC Welcomes Leo Lambert, Elon University President Emeritus, to Board of Trustees

    Dr. Lambert’s student-centered, experiential approach to higher education and mentorship, a valued addition to TWC’s leadership board.

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  • Celebrating Impact at TWC's 2018 Annual Scholarship Dinner

    Celebrating Impact at TWC's 2018 Annual Scholarship Dinner

    The Washington Center proudly presents Impact: The Annual Scholarship Dinner 2018, honoring internship partners, advocates, students and alumni with an evening of celebration in the nation’s capital.

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  • TWC Recognizes PASSHE Foundation and PSECU for Steadfast Support of Interns from PASSHE Universities

    TWC Recognizes PASSHE Foundation and PSECU for Steadfast Support of Interns from PASSHE Universities

    Celebration of Pennsylvania organizations and the students they support organized by TWC as Summer 2018 term nears conclusion.

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  • The Washington Center Announces the 2018 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellows

    The Washington Center Announces the 2018 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellows

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars is pleased to announce the selection of the 2018 Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellows.  Thirty...

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  • TWC Announces 2017 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellows

    TWC Announces 2017 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellows

    The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars is pleased to announce the selection of the 2017 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellows – 10 Undergraduate Fellows and 20 Graduate...

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  • TWC Announces 2016 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellows

    TWC Announces 2016 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellows

    The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars and the State Department are pleased to announce the selection of the 2016 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellows – 10...

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  • The Prudential Foundation and TWC Position Veterans for Professional Success

    The Prudential Foundation and TWC Position Veterans for Professional Success

    Learn how a partnership with TWC helped the Prudential Foundation further its goal of supporting Veterans with opportunity.

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  • Communications Students Join a Global Professional Community

    Communications Students Join a Global Professional Community

    Each fall, about twenty students from the Emerson University School of Communications arrive in D.C. for a global communications experience they could only get here.

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  • Adrienne Jones Talks Public Service—but Not Politics—to Maryland Interns

    Adrienne Jones Talks Public Service—but Not Politics—to Maryland Interns

    Maryland House of Delegates member Adrienne A. Jones credits organizations like The Washington Center for their help in introducing Black and Latino students to the inner workings of government,...

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  • TWC Honors Partners and Sponsors of the Veterans Initiative

    TWC Honors Partners and Sponsors of the Veterans Initiative

    The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) is proud to highlight and honor the dozens of sponsors and partners of the Veterans Employment Trajectory (VET) Initiative.

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  • TWC Announces 2017 Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellows

    TWC Announces 2017 Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellows

    The Washington Center (TWC) for Internships and Academic Seminars is pleased to announce the selection of the 2017 Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Program Fellows – one Undergraduate...

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  • The Washington Center Honors Six Affiliates with 2017 Partnership Awards

    The Washington Center Honors Six Affiliates with 2017 Partnership Awards

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) is proud to announce that six colleges and universities have been chosen to receive TWC’s 2017 Partnership...

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  • TWC Forms Partnership to Support D.C. Homeless Veterans

    TWC Forms Partnership to Support D.C. Homeless Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) is proud to partner with the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV), the Washington D.C. Mayor’s...

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  • Chris Norton Begins New Legacy as Third TWC President

    Chris Norton Begins New Legacy as Third TWC President

    Christopher K. Norton, former vice chair of The Washington Center’s board of directors, became the organization’s third president on Sept. 1, 2016.

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  • Gala 2015 | 40 & Forward

    Gala 2015 | 40 & Forward

    The Washington Center commemorated 40 years of transformational higher education at this year’s annual Gala: 40 & Forward.

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  • Introducing TWC's 2015 Alumni Award Recipients

    Introducing TWC's 2015 Alumni Award Recipients

    The Washington Center will recognize three outstanding former students at its annual Alumni Awards Breakfast on Monday, Oct. 5.

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  • The Washington Center Mourns the Passing of Former Board Member John Whitehead

    The Washington Center Mourns the Passing of Former Board Member John Whitehead

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  • The Washington Center Receives $100,000 Scholarship Endowment from the  Motorola Solutions Foundation

    The Washington Center Receives $100,000 Scholarship Endowment from the Motorola Solutions Foundation

    Funding to support law and criminal justice internships.

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  • TWC Welcomes 100 Mexican Students from Public Universities

    TWC Welcomes 100 Mexican Students from Public Universities

    TWC welcomed 100 new students to D.C. as a part of its Mexico 100 program, designed for Mexican college students to to learn how to develop cross-sector partnerships that strengthen civil society...

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  • The Washington Center Hosts Gala 2014: Access and Opportunity

    The Washington Center Hosts Gala 2014: Access and Opportunity

    Candy Crowley, CNN’s Chief Political Correspondent serves as Master of Ceremonies for the event.

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  • The Washington Center Hosts Institutional Awards Dinner to Honor Academic Partners

    The Washington Center Hosts Institutional Awards Dinner to Honor Academic Partners

    WASHINGTON – On September 29, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars will honor partners that have been strong advocates of experiential education and contributed greatly to...

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  • The Washington Center and the New York Life Foundation Honor Schools with Civic Engagement Awards

    The Washington Center and the New York Life Foundation Honor Schools with Civic Engagement Awards

    Five colleges and universities were chosen this year from more than a 125 nominations to receive the 2014 New York Life Higher Education Civic Engagement Award presented by The Washington Center...

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  • TWC Introduces Internship Bill of Rights

    TWC Introduces Internship Bill of Rights

    Initiative Establishes National Standards for Employers, Interns and School.

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  • The Washington Center Welcomes 70 Students For National Security Academic Seminar

    The Washington Center Welcomes 70 Students For National Security Academic Seminar

    The two-week academic seminar will focus on topics including defense, intelligence, and challenges in a global society; students represent more than 10 universities.

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  • TWC & New York Life Foundation Announce Universities Honored with Prestigious Civic Engagement Awards

    TWC & New York Life Foundation Announce Universities Honored with Prestigious Civic Engagement Awards

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Five colleges and universities were chosen this year from more than a hundred nominations to receive the 2013 Higher Education Civic Engagement Award presented by The Washington...

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  • TWC Partners with the Gibraltar Government on an Entrepreneurship Training Program

    TWC Partners with the Gibraltar Government on an Entrepreneurship Training Program

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Over the next three years, beginning in the fall of 2013, 60 college and university students from Gibraltar will participate in our Innovation and Entrepreneurship Training...

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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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  • TWC Alumna Anne Gearan Offers An Insiders Tour of The Washington Post

    TWC Alumna Anne Gearan Offers An Insiders Tour of The Washington Post

    TWC’s Media and Communications interns enjoyed a “beyond the headlines” tour at The Washington Post.

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