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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

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

Regular deadline – 3/18/15

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Academic Seminars

National Security

May 10-23, 2015



Weather Alert: TWC Closed Thursday, March 5th
The Washington Center is closed Thursday, March 5th, 2015.   All TWC academic courses and other TWC events are cancelled.   Please remember that for urgent matters the TWC Student Services and Alumni in Residence Team are available 24/7 via TWC's on call line at 202-412-...
March 5, 2015


Welcoming the TOMODACHI Generation to D.C
A second cohort of 20 Japanese students arrived in Washington, D.C., in February to take part in the Building the TOMODACHI Generation program. The unique two-week leadership seminar is designed and administered by The Washington Center under the U.S.-Japan Council’s...
February 23, 2015

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