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  • Meet Kim Churches, TWC's New President1:56

    Meet Kim Churches, TWC's New President

    Churches is TWC's fourth President—and first female in the role—as of October 2021. She brings nearly three decades of experience in nonprofit and higher education administration.

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  • Academic Internship Interactive Program Guide

    Academic Internship Interactive Program Guide

    No matter wha's going on in the world, The Washington Center is here to help you launch a career you'll love. Take a tour of our Academic Internship Program with this interactive guide.

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  • Launch a Career You'll Love0:54

    Launch a Career You'll Love

    Test-drive your interests and gain real-world experience through a semester or summer with The Washington Center.

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  • What is TWC?3:13

    What is TWC?

    Get a quick overview of what an internship experience through The Washington Center can look like for you!

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  • Internship at Advocacy Group Provides Connections and Confidence

    Internship at Advocacy Group Provides Connections and Confidence

    University of Southern Mississippi student Kellie Jackson talks about how her TWC internship with a non-profit advocacy group prepared her for life after college.

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  • Academic Internship Program

    Academic Internship Program

    Whether you take part in our internship program in Washington, D.C. or join us online, you’ll have an immersive experience that’s tailored to you and your goals.

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  • Career Readiness Programming

    Career Readiness Programming

    TWC's Career Readiness Programming is designed to help you develop the professionalism, communication skills and network necessary to excel in any work environment.

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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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  • 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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  • Sample Internship Sites

    Sample Internship Sites

    Hundreds of nonprofit, private sector and government agencies host Washington Center interns each year. This list includes a subset of organizations at which students have recently interned.

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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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  • 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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  • TWC for Business Students23:24

    TWC for Business Students

    Learn how the Academic Internship Program can help you get hands-on experience for academic credit and build your professional network in business.

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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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  • TWC for Government, Political Science & International Relations Students29:03

    TWC for Government, Political Science & International Relations Students

    Learn how the Academic Internship Program can help you get hands-on experience for academic credit and build your professional network in politics and international relations.

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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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  • TWC for Marketing, Communication and Journalism Students32:59

    TWC for Marketing, Communication and Journalism Students

    Learn how the Academic Internship Program can help you get hands-on experience for academic credit and build your professional network in the fields of marketing, communication and journalism.

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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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  • My Internship Still Helps Me Today, Says Filmmaker and Writer Barrett Holmes Pitner

    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.

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  • How Will TWC Professional Development Prepare You for the Job Market?

    How Will TWC Professional Development Prepare You for the Job Market?

    You don’t know how valuable a professional network is until you start establishing your own.

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