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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

Fall Semester
8/24/16 – 12/10/16

Global Competencies
8/24/16 – 12/10/16

Accepting applications
on a space-available basis

Students living outside the U.S. deadline – 5/4/16


Academic Seminars

Presidential Inauguration
January 8-21, 2017



UNH and TWC Mark 40th Year of Partnership
This week, The Washington Center and the University of New Hampshire celebrated the 40th year of their partnership.   UNH has been one of TWC’s most impactful champions over the past 40 years, providing high quality students, faculty support and valuable guidance that...
September 21, 2016


The Washington Center Recognizes Champions of Experiential Education at 2016 Gala
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars will host its annual gala on Sept. 26, 2016, at the National Building Museum. Two Congressmen and the Governor of Sonora, Mexico will be recognized for their steadfast advocacy of experiential...
September 26, 2016

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