What Makes TWC Different?

The Washington Center is so much more than an internship. It's a professional semester centered around you. Learn more about what makes TWC different.

  • Digital Info Session

    Digital Info Session

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

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  • Classroom and Extended Learning Opportunities

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  • How the Evening Course Complements Your TWC Experience

    How the Evening Course Complements Your TWC Experience

    TWC's evening classes are not just opportunities to study different topics of interests, but for students to understand how the components of these courses can ultimately shape any future career.

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  • The Evening Course

    The Evening Course

    During your professional semester at The Washington Center, you'll take part in an evening course one night a week. You could fulfill a requirement for your major or experience a course you could only

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  • Fear Not! Our ELOs Make Your Post-TWC Career Step a Confident Step

    Fear Not! Our ELOs Make Your Post-TWC Career Step a Confident Step

    What comes after your semester in D.C.? Whether you come to The Washington Center with a career plan in mind or have no idea where it should go, you’ll need expert direction that wraps up the sum...

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  • Why TWC Is So Much More Than a D.C. Internship

    Why TWC Is So Much More Than a D.C. Internship

    When I first heard about The Washington Center, my recurring thought was that it sounded like a cool way to get an internship. Who wouldn’t want to have someone help you find an internship in D.C....

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  • The LEAD Colloquium

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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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  • Understanding TWC's LEAD Colloquium

    Understanding TWC's LEAD Colloquium

    LEAD stands for Leadership, Engagement, Achievement, and Development. TWC's LEAD Colloquium helps you become more career-ready in tangible ways.

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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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  • 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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  • Gaining Strength and Insight Through the LEAD Colloquium

    Gaining Strength and Insight Through the LEAD Colloquium

    Although there are many different classes and activities to choose from at The Washington Center, there is one class that we all take part in: the LEAD Colloquium.

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  • The Simpson-Mineta Lecture Series: Discussing Polarizing Topics with Distinguished Guests

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  • 3 Self-Discoveries from my First Month at TWC

    3 Self-Discoveries from my First Month at TWC

    When the opportunity to intern in D.C. presented itself, I knew it would force me to leave my comfort zone behind and grow, personally and professionally. In my first month as a TWC intern, I've...

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  • Foreign Policy Experts Urge Interns to Take an Active Interest in the World

    Foreign Policy Experts Urge Interns to Take an Active Interest in the World

    Foreign policy experts answered questions their global concerns and urged Washington Center interns to take an active interest in their country and world.

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  • Interns Discuss Race in America in 2017

    Interns Discuss Race in America in 2017

    Discussions of race have often been described as “the third rail of American politics” in that those who dare to touch it often, aren’t the better for it afterward. Yet the students of The...

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  • Three Journalists Help TWC’s Interns Understand Today’s Political Culture

    Three Journalists Help TWC’s Interns Understand Today’s Political Culture

    Three representatives from the White House Correspondents Association headlined The Washington Center's June 30, 2017 installment of the Alan K. Simpson-Norman Y. Mineta Leaders Series....

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  • Experts Weigh in on White House Transition at SMLS

    Experts Weigh in on White House Transition at SMLS

    The Washington Center hosted the final installment of the Simpson-Mineta Leaders Series of the fall 2016 semester on Friday, Nov.18.

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  • SMLS: Tom Daschle and Trent Lott Pave the Way for Bipartisanship

    SMLS: Tom Daschle and Trent Lott Pave the Way for Bipartisanship

    Former U.S Senators Tom Daschle (D-SD) and Trent Lott (R-MS) gave students their roadmap for bipartisan compromise at the last conversation of the spring 2016 Simpson-Mineta Leaders at The...

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  • My Top Interning in D.C. Takeaways That Prepared Me for Next Fall

    My Top Interning in D.C. Takeaways That Prepared Me for Next Fall

    Without a doubt, my D.C. internship was the greatest adventure in my education.

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  • How TWC Alumni Launched Careers They Love3:18

    How TWC Alumni Launched Careers They Love

    Alumni discuss how The Washington Center helped them launch careers they love.

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  • Inspired by the Diversity ­in TWC’s Global Festival

    Inspired by the Diversity ­in TWC’s Global Festival

    TWC is full of students from diverse backgrounds. In recognition of this, every semester, they host an event called Global Festival, where students in the program get a chance to represent their...

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