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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

Summer Term
5/24/17 – 8/5/17

Summer Quarter
6/4/17 – 8/12/17

Priority Deadline: 2/15/17
Regular Deadline: 3/15/17

Students living outside the U.S. deadline – 2/15/17


Academic Seminars

Cybersecurity 2017
May 14-21, 2017



After Inauguration 2017, What Did We Learn?
Following a months long buildup, Donald Trump was sworn in as America’s 45th President on January 20.   Many are relieved to see the whole process come to an end. For others, the fight is just beginning as millions have already mobilized to protest Trump’s sweeping changes...
January 31, 2017


Inauguration 2017 - A Platform for Civil Political Discourse
One of the most turbulent and vicious campaign seasons came to an official end on January 20 as Donald J. Trump took the oath of office as the 45th President of the United States.   The Inauguration 2017 academic seminar provided a unique backdrop for more than 300 students...
January 25, 2017

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