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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

For over 35 years, 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

5/27/15 – 8/8/15

Quarter & Postgraduate
6/7/15 – 8/15/15

Priority deadline – 2/18/15
Regular deadline – 3/18/15
Students living outside the U.S. deadline – 2/18/15

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Academic Seminars

Inside Washington

January 04-17, 2015



Fall 2014 Commencement
More than 400 students from dozens of countries completed their whirlwind semester in Washington on Monday, Dec. 8, during the fall 2014 Commencement ceremony.   The traditional format of the event began with a bit of a twist. Ricca Louissant (Institution: Governors State...
December 11, 2014


Alumni Holiday Party Raises Money for Civic Engagement Scholars Program
Nothing says “The Holidays” like good food, friends and shiny technology toys everywhere. That’s exactly what The Washington Center’s alumni got at the 2014 Alumni Holiday Party at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center on Dec. 4.   More than 100 alumni and guests...
December 8, 2014

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