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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.


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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.


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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 Semester
8/24/16 – 12/10/16

Global Competencies
8/24/16 – 12/10/16

Accepting applications
on a space-available basis

Students living outside the U.S. deadline – 5/4/16


Academic Seminars

Democratic National Convention
July 17-29, 2016

Republican National Convention
July 10-22, 2016



Heated Discussion on Race and Politics at SMLS
  In the wake of one of the worst periods of violence in American history, students addressed tough questions and plotted a way forward at the first Simspon-Mineta Leaders Series of the summer semester. Joining students was April Ryan, white House correspondent for the...
July 15, 2016


The Washington Center to Host Campaign 2016 Convention Seminars in Cleveland, Philadelphia
The convention seminar is part two of a three part campaign 2016 academic seminar series at The Washington Center   WASHINGTON, D.C. - Students from across the country are taking advantage of an opportunity that only comes around once every four years and for some, only...
February 10, 2016

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