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Transforming Today's Students into Tomorrow's Leaders

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars is an independent, nonprofit organization serving hundreds of colleges and universities in the United States and other countries by providing selected students challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C., for academic credit. The largest program of its kind, The Washington Center has 80 full-time staff and more than 50,000 alumni, many of whom are in leadership positions in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.


The Washington Center Advantage

For more than 35 years, students have found The Washington Center’s program an excellent means of finding that kind of opportunity, enriching their studies and launching their careers. Learn more.


Experience Transforms

Since 1975, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars has helped more than 50,000 students from around the world gain valuable experience, and set them on a course of achievement, leadership and engagement in their communities. In a recent survey, 98% of TWC interns said our program significantly strengthened their career prospects. Now, our alumni are leaders in virtually every field -- public service, journalism, business, law, medicine, education, and more.
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Internship Programs

Spring Semester 2018
1/24/18 – 5/5/18

Global Competencies
1/24/18 – 5/5/18

Summer Semester 2018
6/3/18 – 8/11/18

Priority applications are now being accepted


Academic Seminars

Inside Washington 2018

January 2-14, 2018



Global Competency Students Discover the World of DC Tech
Thanks to Silicon Valley, there is a certain mythology that has formed around the birth of startups. Picturing it isn’t too difficult: a young techie – maybe a college drop-out, maybe not – working on a model of a prototype in his garage. Yet that image better reflects the...
December 6, 2017


In the Spotlight: Idara Udo-Inyang from Earlham
What is your name? Idara Udo-Inyang   What school are you currently attending? Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana.   What is your major? Psychology.   Where are you interning? IONA Senior Services.   What are some of the responsibilities you have there? In the...
December 5, 2017

Experience a Day in the Life of an Intern at The Washington Center

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