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  • Digital Info Session

    Digital Info Session

    Learn more about The Washington Center Experience from application to arrival.

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  • Sample Internship Sites

    Sample Internship Sites

    Hundreds of nonprofit, international, private sector, and government agencies host Washington Center interns each year. This list is not exhaustive and includes only a subset of organizations at which

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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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  • Alumni Q&A with Barrett Holmes Pitner of Furman University

    Alumni Q&A with Barrett Holmes Pitner of Furman University

    Barrett Holmes Pitner left Furman University in South Carolina for his Spring 2003 TWC 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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  • Intern Spotlight: Nicholas Midei, Waynesburg University

    Intern Spotlight: Nicholas Midei, Waynesburg University

    Interning with the U.S. Marshals Service allowed Waynesburg University's Nicholas Midei to see if Washington, D.C. was the right fit for his criminal justice career. 

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  • Intern Spotlight: Holly Burke, Grand Valley State University

    Intern Spotlight: Holly Burke, Grand Valley State University

    Holly Burke traded her small campus in Michigan for a D.C. internship with the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. The experience helped her develop networking and other professional skills.

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  • Internships To Help Political Science Majors Discover Their Dream Job

    Internships To Help Political Science Majors Discover Their Dream Job

    How do you transform your major into an internship that will someday become a career? Take a look at some of the D.C. internships out there for Political Science majors!

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  • Intern Spotlight: Jason Sullivan, Georgetown University

    Intern Spotlight: Jason Sullivan, Georgetown University

    The Washington Center connected Georgetown grad student Jason Sullivan with an internship at the Federal Aviation Administration that allowed him broaden his background in digital media.

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  • Four Reasons You Need an Internship

    Four Reasons You Need an Internship

    Ask yourself this: Do you want a job right out of college? If you answered ‘yes’ then read on.  

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  • Alumni Spotlight: Tevin Ali from Florida Atlantic University3:33

    Alumni Spotlight: Tevin Ali from Florida Atlantic University

    Summer 2016 TWC alum Tevin Ali shares his story, including the challenges he overcame as a first-generation college student, and the important role that TWC played in his journey.

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  • How My Non-Profit Internship Has Prepared Me for My Future Career

    How My Non-Profit Internship Has Prepared Me for My Future Career

    Figuring out what career you want can be challenging. Here’s how my internship has given me a better understanding of what direction I want to take with my career.

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  • Intern Spotlight: Thomas Delany1:20

    Intern Spotlight: Thomas Delany

    Thomas Delany, a student from Stockton University, interned at a small law firm. The experience solidified his aspiration to go to law school.

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  • What I Learned About Setting Goals and Actually Achieving Them

    What I Learned About Setting Goals and Actually Achieving Them

    The Washington Center's Leadership, Engagement, Achievement and Development (LEAD) class is a non-judgmental space full of encouraging people that are going through the same things as you.

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  • LEAD Beyond the Classroom

    LEAD Beyond the Classroom

    By the end of the semester, what can interns expect to take away from LEAD? With opportunities for both experiential and in-class learning, LEAD allows interns to become more career-ready in...

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  • Intern Spotlight: Hunter Johnson, Florida State University

    Intern Spotlight: Hunter Johnson, Florida State University

    Florida State’s Hunter Johnson interned with the nonprofit National Legal Aid & Defender Association. Her internship was the perfect way to explore what the legal field looked like in real life.

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  • The Washington Center's Residential and Academic Center in NoMa1:09

    The Washington Center's Residential and Academic Center in NoMa

    The Washington Center’s Residential and Academic Facility is more than a housing facility – it’s a community, a learning environment and a place to call home while you’re in D.C.

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  • Budgeting for Your Internship in D.C.

    Budgeting for Your Internship in D.C.

    D.C. ranks as one of the most expensive cities in the United States, but that doesn’t mean living on an intern’s budget is impossible.

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  • Intern Spotlight: KaBriya Baldwin1:17

    Intern Spotlight: KaBriya Baldwin

    KaBriya Baldwin, a student at University of Arkansas at Little Rock, shares her TWC story

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  • A Week in the Life of a Capitol Hill Intern

    A Week in the Life of a Capitol Hill Intern

    Capitol Hill is like a city within a city, distinct within the surrounding D.C. metropolitan area and unique in its culture, behaviors and lifestyle. Here's an example of what you could experience.

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