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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

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

Fall Semester
8/23/17 – 12/9/17

Global Competencies
8/23/17 – 12/9/17

Accepting applications on a space-available basis


Academic Seminars

Inside Washington 2018

January 2-14, 2018



Three Journalists Help TWC’s Interns Understand Today’s Political Culture
One of the most prominent things 2017 will be remembered for is the increasingly blurred line between reliable news and “fake” news. Luckily, the three representatives from the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) who headlined the June 30, 2017 installment of the...
July 11, 2017


Adrienne Jones Talks Public Service—but Not Politics—to Maryland Interns
On June 22, 2017, twenty-two students from Maryland colleges and universities attended a reception hosted by the State Relations Department honoring the work and political career of Delegate Adrienne A. Jones. Delegate Jones has been a member of the Maryland House of...
July 5, 2017

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