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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.


Experience Transforms

Since 1975, 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 Semester
1/25/17 – 5/13/17

Global Competencies
1/25/17 – 5/13/17

Priority Deadline: 10/12/16
Regular Deadline: 11/16/16

Students living outside the U.S. deadline – 10/12/16


Academic Seminars

Presidential Inauguration
January 8-21, 2017



Why Being an Internship Supervisor is the Best Part of My Job
VOA Student Union Digital Managing Editor Kathleen Struck received this semester’s outstanding internship site supervisor award. Struck was nominated  by three of her interns: Rebeca Hankins from Emerson College, Arnelia Sandy from Dean College and Brittney Welch from...
November 28, 2016


Experts Weigh in on White House Transition at SMLS
The Washington Center hosted the final installment of the Simpson-Mineta Leaders Series of the fall 2016 semester on Friday, Nov.18. CSPAN will later air coverage of the lecture series.   Friday’s SMLS dug deep into the state of the post-election White House transition,...
November 21, 2016

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