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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

Summer Term
5/24/17 – 8/5/17

Summer Quarter
6/4/17 – 8/12/17

Priority Deadline: 2/15/17
Regular Deadline: 3/15/17

Students living outside the U.S. deadline – 2/15/17


Academic Seminars

Cybersecurity 2017
May 14-21, 2017



SMLS - Conversations with Congressional Insiders
Students from across the world gathered on Friday March 17, 2017 to discuss the Trump Administration's policies and politics, including health care and the proposed budget. View the full event here.     Panelists:   J. Phillip Gingrey, M.D. Former U.S. Representative from...
March 21, 2017


Building the TOMODACHI Generation teams tackle economic development, mental health and agriculture in fourth annual program
Six years after an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown ravaged Japan’s Tohoku region, citizens are still struggling with the disaster’s devastating effects. Addressing some of those vexing social and economic issues is the goal of students who participate in the...
March 13, 2017

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