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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

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



Summer 2016 Cohort Moves In, Begin Internships
One of the largest cohorts of Washington Center students ever arrived in Washington, D.C. last week - beginning the 10 week summer semester program.   This semester’s cohort comes from as near as D.C. and as far away as China. Many are first generation college students,...
May 31, 2016


TWC Hosts Sonoran Women for Professional Development Seminar
The Washington Center hosted 59 women as young as 21 and as old as 83 from Sonora, Mexico for the inaugural Women’s Empowerment in the 21st Century Initiative. This intensive training took place in Washington, D.C., from May 11-21, serving as a vehicle for developing the...
May 25, 2016

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