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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

Spring & Postgraduate
1/20/16 – 05/07/16

Priority deadline – 10/14/15
Regular deadline – 11/18/15
Students living outside the U.S. deadline – 10/14/15

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Academic Seminars

Inside Washington

January 3-16, 2016

Democratic National Convention

July 17-29, 2016

Republican National Convention

July 10-22, 2016



Welcome to #twcfall15
Hundreds of energetic students arrived at the Residential and Academic Facility on Thursday as The Washington Center welcomed another distinguished cohort of interns to Washington, D.C.   As is tradition with every TWC orientation, students received a ceremonial welcome...
August 31, 2015


Summer DOT Interns Complete Internships
The Washington Center’s Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG), a longstanding partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), closed its 2015 session on Aug. 14 with a celebration at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.  ...
August 28, 2015

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