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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

Fall & Postgraduate
8/26/15 – 12/12/15

8/26/15 – 11/07/15

Priority deadline – 5/06/15
Regular deadline – 6/10/15
Students living outside the U.S. deadline – 5/06/15

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Academic Seminars

National Security

May 10-23, 2015



U.S Marshals Groom the Next Generation of Law Enforcement
At the heart of The Washington Center experience is a competitive, full-time internship. For interns in the Law and Criminal Justice professional track, it doesn’t get much more competitive than spending 15 weeks with the U.S Marshals Service.   TWC has partnered with the...
May 20, 2015


TWC Congratulates Second Cohort of Mexico 100 Interns
The Washington Center celebrated commencement for its spring Mexico 100 cohort on April 20, honoring the achievements of 123 interns. The event capped a 15-week professional experience in Washington, D.C., where the students embraced opportunities to intern, participate in...
May 11, 2015

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