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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



Road to the White House 2016: Candidates, Issues and Campaigns
The Washington Center’s spring interns heard three top political analysts from across the political spectrum preview the 2016 presidential election during an engaging April 10 Simpson-Mineta Leaders Series discussion.   The semester’s final SMLS featured MSNBC commentator...
April 15, 2015


Expanding the Concept of Diversity
As a part of its efforts to increase access and support for students of all backgrounds, The Washington Center hosted a disabilities awareness panel on Friday, April 10, featuring advocates from across the D.C. area.   The following guest speakers participated in the...
April 15, 2015

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